Monday was a properly dull old day with intermittent rain so, aside from a quick foray to get a prescription I decided to stay in and craft .. and catch up on some domestic chores too, interspersed with a nice natter with a couple of pals either on-line or by phone! It's a nice life!
This post's a little photo heavy again so do take a seat and make yourself comfortable!
|Oh, how I am LOVING these birds!|
|And also LOVING my new mini numbers and recently re-discovered |
faux brick stencils too!
- A6 moleskin journal
- Gesso layer (as there was some paint leaking through from the other side's layout
- Distress Paints: black soot, spun sugar and picked raspberry
- Visible Image "barbed wire image" stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
- Tim Holtz "Boris" from the bird crazy set, stamped twice, using Ranger Archival jet black ink; once on to the journal page and once on to a snippet of white card
- Tsukineko walnut stain applied around the edges using a dried out baby wipe, to further distress the edges
- Using my TCW mini number and faux brick stencils I applied black soot Distress Paint with a baby wipe
- On the white card bird I masked the eyes and beak before "speed colouring" the bird using Distress Inks in wild honey, vintage photo and black soot
- I then highlighted him using a Signo uniball white gel pen and a gold and grey alcohol marker to colour the beak before fussy cutting him out
- Paper Artsy "splatter" stamped randomly using Versacolour silver ink
- JOFY grid stamped around the edge and my Art Journey water droplets - both stamped multiple times using Ranger Archival jet black ink.
- Using the same ink I stamped the Visible Image sentiment
- Using the white gel pen I highlighted the water droplets and then using my date stamp and Ranger Archival jet black ink I finished my page
Recently, I introduced a crafting pal to the joys of brushos. WELL! Let me tell you that she took to it like a duck takes to water and has really embraced them as a medium. I was checking out Karen's blog a few days ago only to find she'd teamed them with ..... SPRAY STARCH - who knew? I DID know that we crafters are an enterprising bunch but I USUALLY smile at my own can of spray starch ..... and move on! However, thanks to Karen, I gave it a go .... my results weren't quite a lovely as hers but ... practice makes perfect!
|My three "first attempts"!|
And now, since it IS What's On Your Work Desk Wednesday, here's a sneaky peek at the mess mine's in! ENJOY