Happy Sunday afternoon to everyone. Yet again, there were amazing projects on the PaperArtsy blog this week. Clare Lloyd returned as the lead guest designer for the week & I’ve chosen to use her gorgeous & dramatic third project as my inspiration. I wanted to make her fantastic wooden spools garland, but I didn’t have enough spools – that will be a project for another day.
I was initially going to use my Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die, but then I remembered I had these chipboard pieces, which were a blog prize from PA last year.
I covered the chipboard square with gesso & a few coats of Cheesecake Fresco paint, stamped the PA quotes with black Archival. And then forgot to take any more photos. But I added grunge paste through a TCW 12×12 damask stencil – not my first choice, but none of my 6×6 stencils were suitable – and applied layers of Chartreuse Fresco with a baby wipe.
While working on the base I was thinking about the flower & wondering how to make it dimensional. I used the chipboard piece as a template & drew around it three times on black card & cut them out. My plan was to use Little Black Dress Fresco as Clare had done, but when getting the bottle of Chartreuse I spotted the bottle of Pea Coat & I thought that would work for the flower, so I painted all the pieces with a few layers. I remembered Jo Myhill’s lovely pot of tulips from last week on the PA blog & I copied her idea of stamping & heat embossing on the petals, I also added Treasure Gold – Royal Amethyst & White Fire. Then I did some cutting & layering.
Here’s the finished flower.
And here’s the finished piece, the quote is from E Lin Brown 04.
I obviously wasn’t paying enough attention in the early stages of this, because I didn’t notice that bare patch in the centre until I put the flower on & now it might as well be screaming at me. But there’s nothing I can do now to cover it up. I think this will be taken apart, sanded down & redone at some point. Sigh.
Anyway, the PA challenge ends shortly, so I better get this published. Thanks for looking, see you next time.