Thursday 16 February 2017

DecoArt Distressed Heart

Apply white Gesso
 Apply Crackle paste with a palette knife through a stencil
 Apply Modelling paste with a palette knife and texture with the edge allow to dry 2-3 hours
Adhere the heart and fill the centre with modelling paste, allow to dry 2-3 hours
 Apply Yellow Oxide in vertical brushstrokes, leaving the centre lighter
 Repeat with Burnt Umber around the edges, apply Primary Magenta and Quinacridone Burnt Orange to the inside of the Heart
 Apply Carbon Black lightly to the bottom and top
 Wipe back with a baby wipe
 Apply black to the heart frame and apply as wash around and fade out
Once dry brush the heart with Yellow Oxide and Titanium White

Saturday 11 February 2017

Stampotique - Word up Weekend

I don't often make cards but when I do I love the challenge of construction 
As soon as Arwen's fabulous new Swing was launched, I knew I had to cut it out and get it swinging!

I stamped onto a 12"x12" piece of card and drew lines down from the branch, to frame the bottom I stamped the small flower and masked to overlap
Then cut out the centre around the swing

I stamped the Leopard Queen, Butterfly, Bee, Dragonfly and Stella seperatly and cut out
All of these were coloured with watercolours as was the branch, flowers and swing.

The inside of the card was created by stamping the flowers onto watercolour, and creating a subtle colour wash effect softened further with over stamping in white acrylic
As its Word up Weekend I decided to use 'World All of her Own' quote stamped in black

Stampotique Stamps

Wednesday 8 February 2017

Stampotique Challenge- Love Bugs

Showering lots of love on her bug!

Its the second week of the challenge, check out the details here

I used Girl with the Heart Purse, Mr Stripes, Daniels Hearts and the fabulous new Brolley