Hello, hope everyone’s having a great weekend so far. I’m here with my project based on Leandra’s Painted Clusters heart, which she in turn based on techniques by the fabulous Finnabair – someone else I hope to take a class with in the future.
I used a piece of PA greyboard for my base & coated it with grunge paste that I’d tinted with Stone fresco paint, because I’d decided I wanted a very neutral colour. Then I spend an age choosing embellishments & deciding on their placement. There are various items including PA pieces, Idea-ology bits, a UTEE heart & a crocheted corner.
I then changed my mind about the colour, but didn’t know what I wanted so I picked frescos I hadn’t used in a while; Toffee, Caramel & Chocolate Pudding.
This, believe it or not, is Caramel. Just proves how terrible the light is at the moment.
Next, a few layers of Toffee.
Now Chocolate Pudding mixed with Irish Cream on the GP base only & I’m beginning to like what I see.
At last, the “A-ha!” moment; French Roast & tiny amounts of Little Black Dress. I applied these with a brush, dabbing with a baby wipe, drying with the heat tool, then repeating until I was happy.
Finally, Spanish Topaz & White Fire Treasure Gold. Usually I’m a bit slapdash when applying TG, but this time I was more careful, using a brush & adding small amounts, letting it dry, then applying more until I decided there was enough.
Hopefully, by clicking on the picture you’ll be able to make it bigger & you’ll see the shine from the TG.
I’m so pleased with how this turned out, enormous thanks to Leandra for pushing me out of my comfort zone.
Thanks for looking, see you next time.