Thanks for popping in.
What a brilliant day we have had.
Very good friends of ours got married today,
and we were fortunate to be invited.
So we got to spend the afternoon in the company of other good friends too.
And I would love to share photos of the happy day,
but you know what?
It’s not my place to,
and it’s not my story to tell.
So I shall tell you how much I enjoyed their generosity,
and the fabulous food,
and their family and other friends instead.
Lots of laughter and hilarity, which is always good for the soul.
One amusing moment before the meal.
The waitress had put some canapés on our table.
I tried a particularly pretty one, but it was vile.
So I said to the friend sitting next to me, who was trying to decide which one to go for,
“you won’t like that one.”
At which point she put it straight in her mouth,
and promptly started choking and convulsing.
“I just told ya!” says I.
“Yeah” says the other Londoner,
“I thought you was just saying that so I wouldn’t eat it”.
Well, yeah, that was the idea!”
“No,” she splutters, “cos I thought you wanted more for yourself!”
Served her right! But it was very funny.
Her face was a picture !!
On the subject of weddings, let’s see if I can’t find a simple romantic step by step from earlier in the year,
to finish off a wonderful day….
ah… here we are.
A Heart Canvas…
Spread acrylic paint over an 8″ x 8″ with a brayer.
We need 3 or even 4 layers. The paint dries quickly.
Thin layers and several, but be sure to roll the brayer clean between layers,
Or you’ll get this!
When you’ve got a nice even dark red,
Attach the stencil.
Load a little Grunge Paste
And gently drag through.
Wash your stencil in warm soapy water sooner than later….
Nice. Allow to dry.
Takes about 15 to 20 minutes.
You can help it along with a gentle heat from a heatgun.
Then, once the centrepiece is dry, add more texture around it.
I chose to leave some canvas exposed, as contrast.
Then use one of our stencil brushes to paint the hearts.
Literally squirt some paint into the centre and just start painting out to the edges.
I mounted this red piece on a larger canvas board,
But I haven’t got a photo of it.
Dave says it looks like tooled leather.
Very easy, very classy.
Makes a great wall piece.
And a lovely gift.
Glad you like it Dave!
PS Don’t forget to get your stencils before the sale ends at midnight.
This heart stencil is a must have!