However without knowing l have created this project for you. I did not know till the time it was for the text what direction it was going to take. Its a case of the Blind leading the Blind on this one.
I have presented two options for you as the paint in the centre of the flowers was not quite dry and ran which to me fit in just right. So l want to show you even an simple mistake can make the project just that bit better.
This project is built up using a lot of things. Its a case of everything PLUS the kitchen sink trying to fix it when a simple solution was finally reached.
As 97% of my projects all the materials used are available at that wonderful crafty grotto called THATS CRAFTY ON LINE. Go and have a look.. make your wish list and then let your crafty friends to go along and take a look so they know what to get you for those special times in our lives.
Also for the very first time l have used a foam board. Its okay for dryer works but when your going to saturate it it will bend a bit.
HERE IS THE SHOPPING LIST:
A3 Foam Board
Collage Glue ~ Scissors ~ Wide Rimmed Brush ~ Pages from an OLD Book Text + Images.
White Gesso ~ Clear Gesso.
Collection of Martha Stewart Paints [they have great coverage] ~ Water Spray Mister ~ Scrapper.
Maimeri Gel ~ PaperArtsy Dusty Rose Acrylic Paint ~ Spatula
JOFY Flower Stamps ~ Chipped Sapphire + Broken China + Peacock Feathers + Fired Brick + Dusty Concord Distress Ink Pad ~ Sheet of Scrap paper
Stamps from the Inkadinkado Stamping Gear Set ~ Small Stamping Cog.
Memento Ink Pad - Lady Bug ~ Adirondack - Stonewashed Ink Pad
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paint - Classic Teal ~ Baby wipes
Deep Red Steampunk Lady Captain - Adirondack Cranberry Ink Pad.
Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 2 Stamp set.
Tombow Glue Stick.
Collection of Alcohol Inks ~ Blending Tool ~ Felt Applicator pads ~ Blending Solution.
Selection of Tim Holtz Distress Paints.
Fired Brick Distress Marker Pen ~ Water Brush.
Selection of Acrylic paints ~ Foam Tipped Marker Pen ~ Fruit Netting.
Regular Gel Medium
12 inch Stencil from your collection.
Art Parts Clearly for Art Whiteout Sheet ~ Flower Die Spellbinders ~ Die Cutting Machine.
Archival Black Ink ~ Large Background Stamp [Have used Sam Pool Alpha Writing]
Violet Indian Ink ~ Pipette ~ Pen + Nib.
2 Sets of different Font Styles ~ Ruler.
LETS MAKE A CANVAS!
The one's with no coloured imagery, mostly text with maybe some old photos or drawn imagery are the best l have found.
Oh you have read to many you know what we are going to do next do you?
As your awaire l have almost all Martha Stewart's paints just 2 or 3 of the Metallics are missing. However l do have all of the Tim Holtz paints. Might be a little costly the T.H ones but they are worth it. M.S well there must have been a typo when they were uploaded to the web site. BUY THEM..... You will use them.
Well when l took the stencil off IT WAS A MESS! the glaze had seeped under the stencil and had bleed all over the place. I should have taken a photo to show you what it was like. If it happens again l will just to show you the fix l had to do.
So to try and resurrect the project l wanted to try some paper image transfer l had just watched on a wonderful video l bought from a Art store. I will give out more info later. I selected some text and imagery and placed where it was going to go on the 'canvas'.
Allow to dry
It was like a dogs dinner after the dog had finished eating. Not one of my best idea's.
Here l have used a nice interesting background stamp that's not going to overpower the colours below that have been used
After selecting two typeface stamp sets and some papers from my old book l started to stamp out my wording.
There you have it a crafting journey that had more roundabouts than Milton Keynes. Trust me l live not far from there and there are a lot... But in the end l hope its something that is pleasing to the eye and its something that in time will stand up in its own right as a piece of 'Art' and l use that word ART loosely, but l do feel that anything that we make be it in a journal, canvas or on a piece of paper/card. It can and should be called ART.
Any questions please send me a message and l will get back to you a.s.a.p. I'm now off till the 4th December as l'm relocating. Fingers crossed nothing gets lost or broken.
Have another project for you all next month.