Wednesday 16 March 2016

Happy Hour Take 2!

After a very busy day at work I needed to try to relax and de-stress.  So... after the fun I had creating the background a couple of days ago I set about to create another.

I used the same Fresco paints to create a brayered background

I continued to layer the paints until I was happy!  I'm always scared of over doing it.... but I think I got it right!

Next I added infusions - today I chose Are You Cerise, Royal Blood and a touch of Black Night.  I really can't tell you just how wonderful these powders are - there are so many ways to use them!

For this background I decided to stencil on grunge paste and I did this in 2 ways.

Firstly, I coloured grunge paste with Pixie Dust and stencilled this on.
The second stencil I wanted to keep bolder and so kept the original colour of grunge paste.

Next I stamped lots of Emma Godfrey stamps in Watering Can and Black Archival.  I then used the small French Script stamp and stamped this in White Staz On.

Not content with leaving it there, I then used Portfolio pastels to highlight some areas.
I also used a white gel pen and a pink Pitt pen to add more scribbling!

And here is the finished article.

It looks very different from the background I showed on Monday and yet I used the same base colours.  Love it though!

I feel like this might be the last creation for a little while - but if I get the chance to play I will!

Thanks for looking.....


  1. Just done a close up of your last pic Miriam and it is fab! Love the scribble with white pen on top. Not got the infusions yet....on the list! Xx

  2. this is gorgeous! very different from the one the other day. Don't get too distracted from your studies but do take a bit of relaxing time now and then...