Today I'm sharing my project for the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie challenge which is Anything Goes ! Now, for some reason I find it more difficult when there is no theme to get started as my mind wanders off in so many different directions, I end up just staring into space ! However, I finally decided that I would alter a notebook that I bought on our recent holiday. I spotted these books in Paperchase and the covers on them are really thick so perfect for painting !
I decided I wanted to keep the word on the front cover so I gave it a coat of Glue 'n' Seal so that I wouldn't obliterate it when I started to paint.
I started by using some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste with the Thistle stencil and also the Wendy Vecchi leaves stencil. I dried the paste with my heat gun and then started to add layers of Fresco Finish paint using a baby wipe and drying each layer before adding the next.
I then used the Tim Holtz Eye Chart stencil and added some stamping with Coffee Archival ink using the Artistic Outpost Generation Redux stamp set. The word 'Art' has been made by painting the backs of three Game Pieces and then adding a Type Charm sticker to each and rubbing Treasure Gold around the edge.
The frame I found in my stash and has been painted with Fresco Finish paint, then Crackle Glaze then another coat of FF paint. The sentiment is from the Artistic Outpost Typography set. I stuck some paper from an old book to a piece of card, then I roughly painted it with FF paint and stamped the text with black Archival ink. So that all of the embellishments blended with the colour scheme I've used Treasure Gold over them. I replaced the stencil back over the thistle heads and added some purple Treasure Gold. The wonderful button is from Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique and it also has been brushed with Treasure Gold.
I hope you get chance to join us for this challenge and do make sure you hop over to the main blog to check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
I'm also entering this project into the Artistic Outpost Referral Programme which is Anything Goes.
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