wow! What a fab weekend at the Craft Barn for their Extravaganza event. It was so so good to get a chance to meet some amazing and special people and see a lot of them 'in action', what an experience and one I will never forget! It was soooooooo good to have some quality girlie time with my big sister too, something we don't get a chance to do very often these days so very very special (thank-you sweetie, luvs ya).
Hmm, didn't do the bank balance much good though ha ha ha, we have very little in the way of large craft outlets down in the depths of Cornwall and I don't know about you guys but I do like to see things in real life before I commit to buying them!!
Anyhoo, I just had to have a play with some of it and here is what I came up with........
Stage 1 -
I started by covering my page in strips of old dictionary pages (left over from the alpha challenge I'm currently doing - nothing gets wasted!!). I then stamped my character using archival ink. The character was stamped again on some scrap paper, cut out and used as a mask.
With said mask in place I set about painting my page with adirondack paint dabbers. Further layers were built up with the paint dabbers and pebeo iridescent paints applied through various stencils. Tee hee, I loved the painty mask when I removed her so she will keep for another page in the future!!
Stage 2 -
I coloured the dress and hair of the stamped image with watercolours, added a sentiment using a scrap of previously sprayed paper and finished off with some minimal doodling.
Brilliant fun to do, I hope you like it?
Products - Adirondack paint dabbers, Pebeo studio acrylic iridescent paint, Tando Creative and TCW stencils, Prima mixed media doll stamp, sentiment stamp by Doo Lally Pip (Crafty Impressions?), black fine liner and white gel pen.
Many thanks for popping by and leaving a comment if you feel you would like to. Your time and thoughts mean a lot.