Hi everyone and welcome. Today I played. In between prepping, DT stuff, making samples and forward planning I decided to put the whole lot to one side and just create for no specific reason other than a burning need to try out a technique or two. It was brilliant!
Recently one of my crafting heroines, the wonderful Wendy Vecchi, shared a new technique she has developed using her Archival Inks and one particular Distress Spray Stain. Find the step by step HERE (trust me, it's a must see!) With a couple of new Archival Inks and a new Embossing Powder in hand it was time to dive in! I followed Wendy's instructions (using Tea Rose and Buttercup) as the basis for the background, then stencilled over with the same colours and some Dandelion too. Having chopped it up to create a layered mosaic pattern each of the edges was blended with a little Tea Dye Distress Ink too.
Then came the toppings; the sentiment was stamped with Jet Black Archival, finished with dots of Antique Bronze Distress Paint; the dotty swirls were layered using the same Jet Black and Tea Rose Embossing Powder; as well as stamping, colouring and fussy cutting the top layer of leaves I stamped and stencilled the lower layer directly onto the background; the flowers were coloured with Dandelion and Buttercup and mounted on Clearly for Art to allow for robust shaping; and the BRILLIANT Mat Mini flower pot.. that's a faux terracotta idea I need to perfect (keep watching future posts for an update and step by step)!!!
So, what do you think? Isn't it fun to just let go and play once in a while? Right, back to it for me.
Whatever you're up to remember to take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx