Today is the turn of the Funkie side of the Frilly and Funkie DT to share their projects for the current challenge of Words, words, words, which I am hosting. I have taken the opportunity to put a word right at the heart of today's project!
This is what I started with, an MDF cut out shape of the word 'home'.
I gave the piece a light sanding and then painted it with Fresco Finish paints, using a lighter colour for the inside and outside edges.
I then, very carefully, spread a layer of Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Paste over the front. When it was dry I then used Hydrangea, Cornflower Blue and Watering Can Archival inks and blended the colours over the Crackle Paste.
I decided I didn't want to do any stamping as the crackled surface was exactly the finish I was looking for, so instead I used embellishments for the detail.
This gorgeous butterfly is one the Prima Ingvild Bolme collection and I've very lightly brushed some Fresco Finish paint over it and wiped it back with a baby wipe to just leave a hint of colour. The butterfly tile is also by Prima and I've given it a light brush of paint too.
The large number 3 button is again by Prima and it's also had a little paint brushed over it. I had one or two Melissa Frances swirls that I've had for a while and I thought they would fit with the shabby style I was aiming for.
This really cute little flower is one of the new embellishments that Linda is now stocking in The Funkie Junkie Boutique and it's just perfect for filling in those little spaces when a little 'something' is required. I've painted it and then glued a small pearl into the centre.
We've still got another week before the end of the challenge so I hope you can join us !
...bits and bobs
3 weeks ago