I appreciate all visitors and comments.
I have a couple of things to talk about and show you today.
Are you going to the 'Craft & Sewing Show' at Caulfield racecourse this weekend. I'll be on the Society of Folk & Decorative Artists stand, demonstrating.
Please stop by, I'd love to meet you face to face.
Here are some of the decorations I'll be painting and demonstrating on. I've base coated these in Island Sand and created a faux marble look using Rich Gold.
I've then got out my Christmas stamps and stamped on some designs using Staz On stamp pad. I know the ink will stay on when I use paint and water on them.
How cute are some of these Papermania designs?
Here is a new technique I've been playing with in my journal. I applied two coats of Gesso.
Then painted a wash of Brilliant Magenta, while wet I sprayed a fine mist of Glass & Tile Medium Primer (Part A) over the top.
I dried this and thought to myself, I'd like bigger drops and a deeper colour. I made three different puddles of watery Green. Jade, Green Light and Pine Green. Sponged these on my page then sprayed again with Glass & Tile Medium Primer. Oh yuk, that looked terrible I forgot to take a photo. I was looking at my paints and wondering which colour will fix this.
I then painted a wash of Pthalo Green over the top and dropped big droplets of Glass & Tile Medium on the paint.
Taa Dah, I was much happier with this effect.
I decided this would make a great background and used The Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Birds of a Feather' and Texture Paste over the top. I like how the birds stand out in white.
I then used my Versa Mark pad and embossing powders over the top to add a bit of colour.
The colours in this photo do not really do justice to the embossing powders.
Here I've played with different colours for the background, The Crafters Workshop stencil called 'Flower Frenzy' and embossed over the top in Silver.
I'm not sure if I'll do anything over this, maybe some doodling as the page is quite heavy with the Texture Paste.
What do you think?
I hope you've enjoyed this play session as much as I did creating it.