ABSOLUTELY brilliant weekend crafting like crazy, with my crafting pal, Wynneth - check out the pix below - especially the messy fingers, you should have seen Wynneth's fingers too! This post's a bit photo heavy so pull up a chair and grab a coffee and, once you're sitting comfortably - then you may begin!
|A fab technique - we tried it with canned compressed air|
|But using a good old fashioned straw was WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more fun!!!!|
Wanna see more? Check out the video below as Wynneth huffs and puffs and blows the ink down!!!
|Amazing what you can do with alcohol (inks) and a straw!!!!|
|Wynneth's lush mirror background with matte medium, iridescent medium and various acrylics|
|My husband took this photo of two happy crafters on Friday evening, with just our background.|
The real work started Saturday morning .....
|Here's mine, nearly finished!|
|Close up of the frantage cogs - had the materials for AGES but this was the first time I got to use it!|
|Wynneth's finished project ....... or is it? It was never intended as nautical but how cool is this?|
|Then we moved on to jewellery .... mine|
|Wynneth's magnificent piece|
|And then art journals - mine!|
|We just couldn't keep the ink and paint from our fingers!!!! I SWEAR the bottle had a leak - honest!|
|We scrubbed up well enough for my hubby to be seen out with us!|
Note:- we're wearing our new pieces of jewellery!
|We did wonder whether we were mad, going for a curry in this weather ...|
but it was SUPER yummy - thanks Raj!
|We even tempted Wynneth to a beer in the garden afterwards! I try to be a good "hosta" - gardeners funny!|
And THEN, we both headed to Newbury on Sunday morning, accompanied by another pal, Cherry, where we met up with Debs and Lauren at the Newbury Art Stamps show. The venue was Newbury race course but it was SOOOOOOO HOT!, we had to keep stopping for drinks (water and/or tea, I assure you!)
|Serial shoppers, taking a break - stash envy ensued!|
|A girl can never have too much stash .... can she?|
A meagre haul compared to some of my serial shopping compadres but I'm happy with what I bought
We were talking to the gentleman on the Visible Image stand and he showed us a technique with the inside of a bic biro .... you may see this on a blog some place soon!
Thanks so much to Wynneth for making the trip and for crafting with me, totally committed to getting inky!!! Thanks also to Cherry, Debs and Lauren for making the journey too and for making an otherwise stifling day in to a very enjoyable one - look forward to doing it all again soon, peeps.
Now that my mirror's finished, I plan to enter it for the pan pastels "RED" challenge
- IKEA mirror blank, covered liberally with gesso.
- Red acrylic paint, along with a dash of yellow.
- Iridescent medium mixed with Paper Artsy Fresco Pansy paint and applied using paper towel, to get the striped "shabby chic" look to the background
- The suitcase and cogs image (by Stampers Anonymous) were stamped using flitter glue (Indigoblu) and then gilding flakes applied
- I stamped the Gentleman (Stampers Anonymous), the Close to my Heart sentiment and the Inkadinkado cog corner and strip of cogs (bottom left) using Ranger archival jet black using heat to set
- Stampers Anonymous numbers stamped using Brilliance beige and Paper Artsy cogs using Ranger snow cap pigment ink - again set using heat
- Doesn't show up much but I stamped some more of the Stampers Anonymous cogs and some dots using Memento rich cocoa and heat set too
- Using some metal cogs (attached with glossy accents) I filled in randomly with flitter glue before pouring frantage aged gold embossing powder and copper inclusions and heat set. Naturally, I couldn't heat from underneath so this turned quite messy!!!!, but worthwhile IMHO!
- Using the post its to protect my mirror I painted treasure gold in onyxite up the wooden sides around the mirror
Thanks, too, for your perseverance with this photo heavy post and I hope you all had a great weekend and that your Monday is going well - I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO looking forward to playing with my new stash!