Monday 12 August 2019

Journal Play

It's been a long time since I had time to play with my mini journal  - so I stole a few moments and created a mini page.

For this page, I used the mew Moth and Enigma Andy Skinner stamps.

I also took the opportunity to use up some of my old Tim Holtz remnant rubs.

The background is Buff Fresco acrylic paint and infusions.

I was really happy with my short play time.... It's always fin to create in my mini journal.

Thanks for joining me today.


Saturday 3 August 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Texture

Today I am sharing my second post for the texture challenge.

I decided to use the new PaperArtsy Sara Naumann stamps for this project.

I added Grunge Paste in random places and let this dry thoroughly.  I then painted the panel in Koala Fresco acrylic paint.  Next, I randomly stamped one of the collage stamps using Watering Can Archival ink.

I added Lava Paste through a Sara Naumann stencil and then started to heat it.

I love the effect of the dried Lava Paste - it's just amazing!

The image and quote were stamped using Midnight Fresco acrylic paint.

I love the colour combination and texture I've used.

I think this panel will definitely be added to my art wall in my new craft room!

Thanks for joining me today.

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge,  Don't forget, you could be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the online shop.

Happy Crafting!

Thursday 1 August 2019

Country View Crafts Challenges - Texture

This month it's my turn to choose the topic - and the choice was easy - Texture!

I love texture.  I love when a project looks tactile and you want to touch it.  I love looking at the different elements.

Here is my first project this month:

I started by adding newspaper strips to a grey board panel.  

I then brushed Buff, Terracotta and Mahogany onto the dried panel.  

I used a spatula to add a layer of Lava Paste.  Before drying this I added a layer of Andy Skinner 'Satin Sunset' embossing powder.  Once heated, I thought this actually looked like reptile skin!  I love this effect.

I stamped the Mechanical Heart onto metal, heat set it, before cutting out and adding it to the panel.

I love the different textures created on this panel.  It certainly has a lot of texture!

Thanks for joining me today.  Do pop over to the challenge blog.  I would love to see you join in with this challenge.  Don't forget, you might be in with a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend on the Country View Crafts website.

Happy Crafting!