I know!!! Late!!! No excuses, got caught up with stuff and suddenly thought "oh heck" (well that's the polite version anyway:) It's Wednesday, which means What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday is currently in full flow - this is a chance for the inquisitive amongst us to find out what others are up to (or not). To find out more please head over to Julia's blog HERE and hopefully we'll see you soon.
What do we have here then? After Kettering I was inspired to get even more mucky than usual. Looks clean on the desk but you want to see my hands! Even with a Grimebuster alcohol ink clings somewhat:) I'm working on combining a few challenges, so you find me in the middle of altering that pot in front of the Distress Rock Candy. Just got some Distress Embossing Powders and Distress Stickles - OMG what brilliant results! Doesn't having the right stuff make such a difference? The pot itself if about done (though I'll probably faff more:) and now it's time to make metal flowers. Gonna use those Morris Dance Mega Flakes on them somehow. Still mulling the best way to do that as I find they don't stick on shiny/smooth surfaces quite as well. All suggestions greatfully received...
Promised Anne x I would show you the artwork on the wall to the far left. Son 1 completed this for his GCSE - he ended up spending most of last year's summer holidays doing loads of shell paintings on playing cards and thankfully it was all worth it. The part to show Anne is the background. He mixed acrylic paint with beach sand (more irregular than building sand) and then 'borrowed' my mica mists to add a subtle sheen to it. I've been using the same idea for faux rusting but it can be quite tricky and reluctant to stick in place depending on the surface. Right, enough yacking. Need to come see what you have been up to now.
Wishing you a happy WOYWW, hugs from Buttons x