Good morning, happy Sunday to one & all. I’d forgotten I hadn’t blogged since last Saturday, it’s been a busy week. On the PaperArtsy blog this week, the new guest designer was fellow #PATWIT Julie Ann Lee. Julie Ann’s work is always amazing & she didn’t disappoint with a stunning & incredibly detailed piece, that she spread over three posts. I knew I wouldn’t have time to make something as detailed, so I took the feather as my inspiration.
This was a piece that developed over the week & finally, after much frustration & not a little swearing, came together yesterday. I used an Ikea frame as my base & was so engrossed I forgot to take a single photo, so I’ll try to briefly say what I did – not that it’s difficult to work out.
- Grunge Paste through Imagination Crafts stencil.
- Sand back slightly & apply two coats of silver acrylic paint, dry.
- Paint over mix of French Roast & Little Black Dress frescos.
- Wipe off most with baby wipe, dry.
- Use paint on baby wipe with dabbing motion on certain areas, dry & repeat until happy.
- Gently sand silver areas to expose more of the silver paint.
- Apply a little White Fire Treasure Gold on the edges of the frame.
- Seal with PA Gloss Glaze.
The base was painted with Very Berry fresco. Crackle Glaze went on top & then a mix of Snowflake & Irish Cream over that. I stamped Darcy’s heart swirl stamp with black Archival & painted it with Tinned Peas & London Bus. The little bird matched the Cornflower Blue of the Wendy Vecchi Archival ink, so I left it unpainted, just added a little White Fire TG.
The little hearts in the Artistic Stamper jar are also from Darcy’s set of stamps. I painted London Bus on scrap card & stamped the hearts with black Stazon.
The ink bottle is a Wendy Vecchi Art Part. I gave it a base of Snowflake, then painted it with Inky Pool for the ink & silver acrylic for the lid. I painted the Inky Pool part with Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint, then Black Soot distress ink over that.
That’s about it. I added some metal embellishments & covered the hearts on the flourish with Glossy Accents. The feather turned out okay, I’m very glad I had the Die-namics feather die, as there’s way I could have drawn it freehand.
Thanks for looking & huge thanks to Julie Ann for the inspiration. I’ll be back soon, hopefully.