I know, I know, it's been over two weeks since I last posted anything on my blog. It has been quite a hectic two weeks really. I went off to Coleman's Craft Warehouse for a fun day of demonstrating and I promised to show you pictures of the samples that I made there, but.....you knew there was going to be a but didn't you? I didn't take any pictures at all and I left all the samples (except one) with the lovely people at Coleman's for their display boards. So here is the only one I can share with you.
Fresco Finish Paint and the many ways that I like to use them. The background was made with Mermaid and Guacamole, blended together. When dry I used a Dylusions stencil and the Harlequin stencil by Crafters Workshop to add some depth to the background. I'm still using that bumping technique that Lynne Perrella taught me....I still love it!!
The bird and the branches are dies cuts by Memory Box which were also painted with Fresco, the branches were Hey Pesto and the Bird is a mix of Chocolate and Little Black Dress. A touch of Spanish Copper Treasure Gold really adds that finishing touch.
Then I made a Grunge Flower using Paperartsy Grunge Flower Dies and these were cut from Paperartsy's Crunchy Paper which, after scrunching up the flowers, I painted with my Chocolate/Little Black Dress mix and Mermaid. After drying a touch more Treasure Gold to highlight the creases in the paper.
HP1004. After distressing the edges of the tag, I scrubbed some Treasure Gold into the edges to make it stand out from the background. Added a few flowers and Bob's your uncle!!
Hand Craved Stamps
Take care, Lin