Friday, 23 November 2012
I don't know
Hi all, and welcome. Just a quick share today of another result of last weekend's playing around with the paints, paste and inspiration found at PaperArtsy's stand at the Hobbycrafts show a couple of weeks ago.
As I said before, I saw the amazing Leandra demo-ing using Ferro paste and the fabulous Fresco paints, and I've been having great fun following her lead.
You can see the details of how the textured leaves were created in the previous post, so I won't bore you with it all over again - just slightly different colour combinations this time, though I'm still definitely having a bit of a turquoise thing, which is pretty new for me!
This was done on a regular size 8 tag, and I really just kept messing about until it felt like it was done...
The background has layers of paint, stamping, tissue tape, stencilling and blended ink.
I love the texture you get on the leaves with the Ferro paste - and Leandra's tip about heating them to get a raised effect from the blistering is great (though it advises you on the pot not to use a heat tool).
I had some more fun dying seam binding ribbons with Distress Inks and Stains - I love how they glow in the sunshine.
(There was half an hour of it so I rapidly leapt outside to take the photos, literally leapt... out of my ground floor window).
I made good use of my impulse buy of a tiny Versamagic chalk ink in Sea Breeze - that's what kick-started this whole colour thing, I think. It was 70p in somebody's sale, so you can't really go wrong!
I used it to edge the words in the sentiment, and to give the lovely chalky effect along the edges of the tag too.
And as with the previous post, the words have come straight out of some of the work frustrations I'm in the midst of!
Thanks so much for stopping by - great to have your company for a while, and it's lovely when you take the time to let me know what you think. If I know you've been, I'll do my very best to return the visit. In the meantime, have a lovely crafty weekend (or however you like to spend your time, of course - crafting's not compulsory... just inevitable round here!), and I'll see you again soon.
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.
There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That is the answer.
I am not bound to please thee with my answer.
I'm entering this in this week's Sketchy Colours challenge which is White, Green and Turquoise
The Happy Daze challenge for November is to Brighten up the Month - you can buy the lovely Versamagic Dewdrop ink pads at the Happy Daze shop, as well as Peeled Paint DI, Tim Holtz tissue tape and Ferro paste