Hello dear friends and visitors, happy February to you all, this is my second post of the day, this time for the new challenge over at Our Creative Corner. You can see my earlier post HERE
At OCC it's the wonderful and super talented Julia who is our challenge host this time. Her theme is Tic Tac Toe and she has given us this grid:
Our sponsor this month is:Tando Creative
In fact if you come back on the 8th of February I will share a project I made with one of their super products
Now to my project: I love challenges like this and could happily have chosen the entire grid, but, that's not the challenge right, so in the end I chose the middle column using paints, stamps and stencils and this is what I came up with:
It's a canvas board, using all of my favourite colours and mediums of the moment.
Here's a quick step by step:
I added some texture paste through the Memorybox Lathenay stencil and while the paste was still wet added some Stampendous Aged Pewter embossing powder and then dried (and melted the EP) with my heat gun.
Next I added some background stamping, using a favourite text stamp from the Artistic Outpost Birds of a Feather stamp set, I part inked it with a Faber Castell Big Brush pen. I also added some more stencilling, this time using Wateringcan Archival ink and a Tim Holtz layering stencil. I added colour with 3 different colours of both watered down Distress paints and the new Distress Stain Sprays: Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire and a tiny bit of Weathered Wood.
A metal flower was added to the centre of the stencilled design, altered with a bit of gesso, some more EP and colour sprays.
I decided I really wanted a bit of crackling, so added some Decoart Crackle glaze to some of the stencilled design, after the crackle glaze had dried I also added some Decoart Antiquing cream, to bring out the crackling more.
I love the almost porcelain effect this gives, definitely something to use again on a larger scale....
Finally I added a sentiment, stamped in Watering Can Archival and then clear embossed, using a Donna Downey stamp, I also edged my canvas with Wateringcan Archival.
I will probably use this canvas to make a mini book or journal cover, I love using these boards for that, as they are so sturdy.
Hope you liked my project, do make sure to check out what my talented teamies have created, and we would love it of course if you played along with our challenge.
Thank you for visiting like always and look after yourselves!