It is the start of the first
holiday of the year - how
fabulous is that?
Since you have time on
your hands best enjoy it
with some serious crafting.
Speaking of which, just
look at what Louise Thomson
has done with those Cubbies
from Tando Creative
"For this project I started by making
myself a base board.
I smeared distress oxide ink over my
non stick mat and spritzed with water
before pressing my card down in to it.
I repeated several times until the layers
of colour were well developed.
I then stencilled and blended more inks
on top until I was happy.
I stamped the ‘seaside memories’ stamp twiceon to the base card using embossing ink andembossed in white.
I also did an impression using faded jeans distress oxide ink.
I painted onto the blue stamped image
using Fresco Nougat and White Fire
Setting those aside for later,
I coated the cubbeys in gesso,then painted using fresco paints.
I assembled the cubbeys after Ipainted them, but I think it may have beenbetter the other way around(something to test out another day!)
Now for the really fun part…I chopped up my base board in various waysand started playing around with the differentpossible layouts.
I threw a bit of vellum and a die cut of bubbles
in to the mix for good measure too!
For these I used 3D foam mount padsto create lots of layers at different depths.
Once I was roughly happy with the arrangementsI put all the cubbeys together.I also added texture sand paste to thebase of them and left to dry.
With the paste dry, I smooshed a bit offossilized amber distress ink on to mymat and used a wet paintbrush to pickup the colour.
I painted it on to the sand paste givingthe look of sand.
Finally I added a few beads and tiny shellsfrom my stash to finish it all off.
Here is the final finished assembly"
Crafty individuals stencil
(spiced marmalade, fossilized amber,faded jeans, broken china, iced spruce)
Fresco paints (Antarctic, Nougat, Turquoise, White fire)
A fabulous project Louise
Thank you very much
Think I might have a play with
these this evening - I'm beginning
to become more and more inspired