Thanks for popping in. Been having a right old Feng Shui Session in the Shac-Shack! A wise woman suggested I move 27 things to get the flow, the good energy moving again… how about 2,700 things out the door?!? And then, when it was almost done and dusted, I ran out of steam. WIll have a fresh look at it tomorrow morning. But before I collapse in front of the box, let me post a simple project I did this afternoon, using one of Mel’s beautiful A little bird stencils.
I love these designs. They are so great – as 3-way overlay stamps…
…as Fresh Cut dies…
…even as beautiful Groovi plates…
All available individually on our website, but great saving on the sets of course. CLICK HERE TO INVESTIGATE
As I have been cleaning and moving and shuffling and organising, I have also been finding stuff which has been buried for months – nay years! I’m a prolific crafter if nothing else! Boy oh boy!! I do churn out a lot of arty crafty projects!! Let’s not call it churning out though, Barbie; sounds a bit too much like a sausage factory! Let’s call it creating art…
Anyway, here’s today’s offering…I found a half finished job, so thought I’d run with it. Out with the texture paste. Just attach the lovely chirpy stencil to a piece of our stencil card, and drag the paste through the stencil with a spatula. Wash the stencil straightaway with warm water, then leave the art to dry for an hour. When it’s dry, sand the paste lightly, to smooth it out a little. See?
I decided to use a different colour combination of Distress Oxides…
Replace the stencil on the art, and then start pounding and smearing the Distress ink through the stencil with a Spot-On Sponge. In order of appearance in the pic above.
I know, I know. Halfway through, and you’re thinking what a mess! But ang on ang on !! It’s not over till it’s over, right?
Let’s go dark and grungy with greys and browns and black. But let’s apply with a stencil brush lightly, over the top of the lighter colours.
And this is where the magic happens…the ink goes all metallic and glossy! Who knew?!?
Didn’t know that would happen! But it looks so cool!! It was the brushing that did that. Excellent. I do love playing and discovering things.
All done. Now I just have to decide: Black, Kraft or White…
What do YOU think? Tell me below. Then tell me what you think I think! There’s a £20 Clarity Gift Voucher riding on this one! What did I decide? If you can read my mind, then you may be the lucky winner of today’s blog candy. And let’s send the winning voucher in this card xx
Right. Time to chill.
Love and hugs
PS Gracie just posted a beautiful blog over on the Claritymattersblog. What a great day that was! I remember it so well! CLICK HERE