Been tinkering with a little something over the last few days.
Bit by bit it has come together and became something quite lovely.
The finished project was a mini canvas creation using a range of bits and bobs from the craft room (mostly so that I could start using things up WIPs before I pack the van).
This is what I created.
I don’t often get chance to talk you through things lately but did manage to snatch a good few photos as I was tinkering with this on and off so do let me waffle on for a bit.
The canvas itself was fairly basic. I just smeared some different tones of pinks/purple acrylic paints over the canvas with my fingers (messy!) and let them dry.
I then added a heat embossed distressed border with black embossing powder.
The next bit I actually made a while back whilst I was playing around with some paper clay. All I did was roll out a layer of clay and then stamped some script text into it.
I ‘tore’ at the edges before it dried in the hope that it would look a bit like a bit of an old scroll or something. Not sure it did but when I chose to use it for this project I did end up smearing on more paint than you could shake a stick at so I think ‘old scroll’ was definitely not the look anymore.
The paints used were the same paints used on the canvas plus some iridescent gold and some matt turqouise acrylics.
To finish (after the paint has dried) I spritzed it with water and checked on a tiny bit of color burst powder and let it spread and set.
I mopped up some of the color burst with a lacey ribbon so that it would link in with the colour scheme.
This was wrapped around the main panel (the old scroll that’s not an old scroll). I then added a die cut panel and an MDF laser cut word to the design.
A layer of clear gloss was added to the word also.
You’ll see later that I didn’t quite like the look of the word so ended up coating this in gold paint.
The flowers came next. Quite proud of these (before the glitter was added).
They start with the tissue that I had used to mop up the colour burst. These had dried and I un-scrumpled (that’s a word, right?) them and then glued them to some plain cardstock with some Mod Podge.
These sheets were then diecut with a floral die, shaped and glued together. Very abstract colouring!
The centres had some gold paint, blue glitter and clear gloss chucked in. If I’m honest, I’d change this if I repeat this technique. It looks ‘ok’ but not quite right for me. What do you think?
Here is that word with the reworked gold paint – much better :)
Not really much more to explain so I’ll just share a few more close ups.
Kinda magic how it changes colour in different lights isn’t it?
Well, that’s it for this one. Hope you enjoyed it.
Catch you again soon.