I started by gluing some printed paper (Prima) to a piece of greyboard using Matt Medium.
This is the left over card after die cutting part of my tulip die and bloom die.
I used a piece of Cut'n'dry foam to sponge Snowflake Fresco Finish paint through the card, using it just like a stencil.
I stamped some other images in the Snowflake paint (stem for the flower & message - ELB03, other greenery form my new plate ELB04) to create a little garden. When the paint was dry, I used a baby wipe and some translucent paints to tint the white paint. I like to use a baby wipe for this as I found it gives a softer, blended look. I used Hey Pesto for the greenery, Pumpkin Soup for the large flower head and Claret for all the other areas.
When the translucent paint was dry, I replaced my cardboard stencil, placed another stencil over the top and used a small amount of Claret to stencil a design on to the flower head. Lately, I have started using a small stencil brush again for small, detailed stencils instead of cut'n'dry as I feel I get a sharper image. It was JOFY
who reminded me of this in a blog post that she did some months ago and I thought at the time...she's right!!
And this is what you get!
When I was happy with the stencilling and I had dried everything, I popped my cardboard stencil back in place and stamped some script with Jet Black Archival ink.
A little bit of Classic Treasure Gold around the edges to frame the piece.
A few added embellishments for added interest and Bob's your uncle!!
Here's another one using the same technique. I actually like this one better but I had only taken step by step photos of the other one!!
So if you are coming to Ally Pally, stop by the PaperArtsy stand and I'll see what else I can cook up using this technique. Hope to see you there.
P.S. Update on Kelly and her quest to climb Kilimanjaro.....she's doing amazingly well, we heard from her today, they start their final leg towards the summit tonight and should reach a point approx an hour away from the summit at sunrise tomorrow morning........I have that proud parent feeling like I had when she was small and starting school...all grown up and brave......she is 34 now, so she is definitely grown up and she also very, very brave.....Mark and I are very proud and lucky parents to have such an amazing daughter.