Hello, hope you’ve all had a great Monday. I’ve spent the evening in my craft room, working on this little something. It’s not meant to be a finished piece, it’s really just a experiment. After watching Leandra at Stamperama yesterday & also watching her latest two videos I was determined to follow her instructions & see what, if anything, I could come up with.
I used a piece of mountboard that was on my work table & followed along with Leandra’s first video, where she made the background, using the same colours, substituting Cheesecake for Vanilla.
Then I stamped the JoFY stamps with black Archival ink, (putting too much pressure on the sandcastle, grrr) & started painting with London Bus & Inky Pool Frescos, following Leandra’s instructions in her second video.
I took my time, making sure the first layers of paint were thin washes & letting them dry as I went along. I painted the doors with Ice Blue & Mermaid Frescos, again thinning the paint as I went along. Then I started adding slightly thicker layers of paint, I was trying to get a streaky effect, as if the doors were old & worn. When I was happy with that I painted a few washes of Snowflake on top.
I finished by painting the sandcastle with Pumpkin Soup & Brown Shed & the bucket & spade with London Bus, Beach Hut & Bora Bora. I stamped the shells with Snowflake & the circles from the JoFY set, 09 with black Archival. I added the Lynn Perella sun at the very end with Persimmon distress ink & I think that was a mistake. But it doesn’t matter, as I said at the beginning this was an experiment. I wanted to see if I could paint ‘properly’ & I have to admit to feeling absurdly pleased with myself right now, because I don’t think this is too terrible for a first effort.
Thanks so much to Leandra for all her advice & inspiration & to Jo Firth-Young for her gorgeous designs. And of course, to all of you for visiting & commenting. Until next time,
Love & light.