Good Saturday evening, blog visitors, hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far. Isn’t it chilly? Apparently, we’re to have snow tomorrow. Meh.
Today’s project was indeed inspired by this post on the PaperArtsy blog, from their guest designer for this week, Michelle Webb. She has shown us amazing & beautiful projects, using stencils, PaperArtsy stamps & Fresco Finish paints & you really should take a look.
I chose an 8×8 canvas to work on & I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve, but as usual, it didn’t work out as I planned. Here’s the first attempt………
It’s a disaaaaster, dah-ling. I knew as soon as I lifted off the damask stencil that I’d messed it up, but kept going in the hope of rescuing it. It could not be rescued. Much too busy – I need to learn when to STOP adding stuff - and the background paint seeped through onto the face.
So on to the second canvas, (luckily I had another one). This is still not what I wanted, but I think it’s an improvement. The photos are RUBBISH, I took dozens from all over the house & these were the best of a very bad lot.
I used the following;
- Lynne Perella collection LPC015
- PaperArtsy Minis MN61
- PaperArtsy Minis 72
- Chocolate Baroque Artistic Affirmations
- Beach Hut
- Chocolate Pudding
- Brown Shed
- Texture paste
- Walnut Stain distress ink
- Crackly tissue paper
- Spanish Topaz treasure gold
- Gold liquid pearls
After putting the texture paste through the Swiss dots stencil, I dried it with my heat tool, until it bubbled, left it to cool slightly & then burst the bubbles.
I had finished when I thought of adding the gold liquid pearls to the image. I think it was the right decision.
So, my thoughts on this. It’s ok. It’s better than the first one, less busy; more open spaces are a GOOD THING. But. And I don’t know what the ‘but’ is, so I shall live with it for a while & see what thoughts occur.
I really like working with Fresco Finish paints. They’re such good quality, so easy to use, (with anything from a brush to a baby wipe), they dry with a heat tool & the colours are beautiful. And I need more colours, especially the bright ones – see this project from Michelle, aren’t the colours gorgeous?
Thanks for visiting my blog today. Until next time,
Love & light.