Saturday, 9 July 2016

A busy day in my craft room......

Hi everyone

I have finally had time spend a whole day in my craft room today.  I had a couple of projects that i had started and wanted to finish - well one in particular that had morphed quite considerably from a wishy washy flat looking canvas into something that i will be hanging on my wall

This is the finished piece i just love Art Alchemy paints especially over black gesso
Below is how it morphed from an ok idea into something i am really pleased with

Using a Donna Downey stencil I added some modelling paste  

Then added some layers of paper and tissue 

Added some drippage with a glue gun.  Then covered the lot in white gesso 

Then in my infinite wisdom i decided to paint it in pink, green and silver and when it was dry it looked a bit dull and boring.  This all happened at the beginning of April and i have been looking at it every time i have been in my craft room trying to decide what to do with it until last weekend and then i covered the whole thing with black gesso and today added Blueberry, a darker pink and silver Art Alchemy Paints and then having painted it all decided a paint brush over the stencilled one would look quite cool so out came a spare brush - just the right size covered it in gesso and paint and voila!

I did also gesso a yogurt pot with an idea of adding some texture to it but that it seems is going to be another work in progress.  i did manage to get a project done for The Artistic Stamper DT which you will be able to see on The Artistic Stamper blog tomorrow.

Thanks for checking in i am now off to pack my bag as tomorrow we are off to Hull for my daughters graduation to see her receive her Master of Physics degree in which she achieved 2:1 (yes i am a very proud mum in case you hadn't guessed lol)

Happy Crafting

Saturday, 2 July 2016

All things bright and beautiful...

Hi All

I have got a bit behind recently, hopefully we can now get back on track.
Here is my latest offering for this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper, the theme this month is all things bright and beautiful.  Somehow you can say that without saying all creatures great and small can you or is it just me!!

This month i was on holiday at the beginning of the month then had my anniversary, then daughters birthday, so i am afraid its another tag.  This one was done with the new Stencils from Georgina which are just fab for all things crafty.  Each flower stencil has a large stencil (6x6) and then a small one which is about 3 x 3 which is the one i have used here.  I pushed grunge paste through the stencil add some infusions keeping the mask in place and wiping the infusions through and then adding a bit of gold embossing powder to the centre whilst the paste was still wet and then embossed it.

The paints were dylusions and i used squeezed orange and lemon zest.  The stamps of course are all from The Artistic Stamper.

Thanks for popping by and i really do promise to try and upload more projects this month!

Happy Crafting