I've used a chipboard page for this project. I gave it a coat of Snowflake Fresco Finish, then I decided to add some texture so used the Mini Marakesh stencil with Grunge Paste. Once this was dry I gave it a coat of Bora Bora Fresco Finish I dried this with my heat gun and then started adding more layers of Fresco Finish, drying between each coat so they don't all blend into one muddy colour !
I really like the effect of this stamp, I don't know why I don't use it more often ! I've then brushed Aquamarine and Sapphire Treasure Gold around the edges and over the texture.
I've used an Artistic Outpost stamp for my sentiment from the Typography set. I used Fresco Finish paint, Bora Bora, Beach Hut and Inky Pool on some card, which has been cut out using one of the Sized Arches then stamped the sentiment using black Archival ink. I've then edged it with lace and layered it onto a piece of Kraft card that I cut out by hand after drawing round the Sized Arches die.
I've painted the Filigree metal and the cogs with Fresco Finish and then brushed Aquamarine and Sapphire Treasure Gold over it.
The flowers are actually buttons that I picked up the last time I was at The Bead Scene. I've painted them with Bora Bora, Beach Hut and Inky Pool Fresco Finish and when they were dry I brushed more Treasure Gold over them.
I really love how the paint and Treasure Gold has transformed these flowers and the effect on the Filigree metal. The stick pins have also been brushed with Treasure Gold. To hang it up I've looped thread through the holes and attached some link chain with split rings.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge.
I'm also entering this project into the following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp and Show - Background
- Artistic Outpost Referral - Anything Goes
- Eclectic Paperie - Flowers
- Country View Crafts - Butterflies
- The Artistic Stamper - Texture