Friday, 12 April 2019

Friday and this can only mean one thing - the weekend starts here!

Morning readers,

I was chatting (electronically) with some crafting pals and it came about that we were talking about gilding flakes. I challenged a few of us to make (and post a pic) a project that same day - I dashed off to the Table of Craftiness and thought "If I'm going to use one item that I seldom think to use then why not use a second (my pan pastels) and perhaps a page in my neglected journal!!" I rummaged (like you do) and found a sentiment, stencil and image that I fancied using. I laid down the pan pastels background and reached for my gilding flakes and flitter glue - OH NO! My flitter glue had gone off (it was kind of glossy cream and solid!) but, I'm no quitter and reached for my "Sticky Stuff" embossing powder instead, as plan B's go it worked but I now recall why I don't use it as my go to method, I never perfected the balance between heated enough to be sticky and heated too much to be useful! Will I replace my flitter glue? Not sure, it's not like I use gilding flakes a lot since I discovered sheet foiling and tombow dual purpose glue and I also have a WRMK foiling pen, but, I've digressed - check out the journal page below ...

My journal page
And a closer view of the gilding flakes
Materials used:
  • One page of my Crawford and Black journal (£1 from The Works - such terrific value)
  • Pan pastels applied using cut and dry foam
  • Dark Room Door sentiment stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • Katzelkraft image (KTZ212) stamped on to both the journal page and on a snippet of white card
  • Alcohol markers used to colour the image which I fussy cut out on completion and adhered directly over the image stamped on my journal page (to cover up any "misses" in my fussy cutting!!!
  • Aall & Create stencil (#28) through which I applied Versamark embossing ink before sprinkling with Judikins Sticky Stuff and heating. Once the Sticky Stuff was heated and sticky I applied a liberal coating of gilding flakes, burnished with my fingers before removing the excess with a coarse sponge

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. WeLove2Create - challenge No. 4 - ANYTHING MEDIA GOES
  2. More Mixed Media - April challenge - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES
  3. Stamplorations - April Mixed Media challenge - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES but must use a stencil
  4. Altered Eclectics - April challenge - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES
  5. A Inky Mess - challenge No. 29 - ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA GOES

And, in case you are curious about the blanket I've been crocheting ..... it now measures 67" square - getting there!

Been looking after the surrogate wildlife this week. And that wildlife comprises: Riddick the dog and Iris the cat - both pretty cool

Not entirely sure what she's got her sights set on but ....
What a heroic pose!!!


Sarn said...

What a fabulous AJ page. Well done on getting around the lack of flitter glue. Coincidentally, I played in my AJ yesterday too!

Riddick does look rather majestic in that photo. What a handsome fella he has is.

Happy Friday xxx

Pat said...

Well your alternative way of bonding the gilding flakes has worked well on your stencilled circle and love the quirky image and complementary sentiment you have added Kathy...a great journal page. Lovely photos of your beautiful crocheted blanket getting bigger and bigger, and in such a short time too, and Iris and Riddick look very happy in your garden. x

Kathleen said...

Love the image and the great sentiment, a super background and great colours. Some super photo's too.
Thank you so much for your Anniversary wishes.

Kath x

Judy McKay said...

Love page. Very nice design. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Hi Kathy,
I just love your AJ page. The colour blending really works for me. I also love the gilding - just enough so that it isn't overpowering everything else.
Thank you for sharing your art with us at "A Inky Mess"
ps I don't know if you remember me - but you were one of the people that helped me with many hints and tips when I first started crafting. Thank you for those days xx

Lou Sims said...

Great idea and design. Thank you for joining us at Love 2 Create challenges.

MariLynn said...

The gilding on your page looks so pretty. I love the sentiment you used. Thanks for sharing this fabulous page with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.