Good to see you
are you doing anything
exciting this weekend?
I'm off to Kit and Kaboodle
where we will be making a
Decorative Gardener's Seed Box
Hmmm.... can't help thinking there
should be some punctuation in
Apropos Decorative - Louise Thomson
is here today with a cute piece of
"The basic plan:
A bit of good ol’ ink smooshing…
Followed by some yummy texture paste… (I know you’ve seen the stencil before but I do rather love it!)
Stamping some feathers in Distress Oxide ink on tissue paper while the texture paste dries…
It’s funny how techniques come and go.
I was about to painstakingly cut around
these and try to give them a soft feathery
look at the same time when I remembered
something I used to do with mulberry paper a lot…
A quick wizz around the shapes with a wet paintbrush and 30 seconds later…
Presto! Muchos time saved 😃
Back to the canvas....
and it is time to really start having fun.
Plenty more ink added (mostly vintage photo, walnut stain and peeled paint) I also used a wet baby wipe to take back some of the ink in places to create more variation.
Adding water is what really makes the
oxides come alive…
suddenly they spread revealing a whole host
of the colours they are made up of.
Starting to get really involved now…
I add some brushos.
Initially on top of the wet canvas,
then after it has dried I add more
before splattering with more water.
Now completely carried away,
out comes the white gelly roll pen
(another staple favourite)
for a bit of doodling.
No shortcuts this time
I stamp and cut around two birds
from the Bo Bunny set.
Distress Oxides make a lovely paint too-
I just smooshed a bit on my non-stick mat
and picked them up with a wet paintbrush.
time to add them back in.
I tried using pva but being a
water based glue it made the
For take-two I used pritt stick
and it was fine.
Also added in at this point are
branches adapted from the
wildflowers die set and coated
in more Oxide ink.
‘Lifted’ with a handwritten sentiment on
scraps of card with fossilized amber Oxide ink
blended on and broken china
splattered over the top.
And just when I thought I had finished
I suddenly found myself with the
white gelly roll pen in hand again
and thus a border was added!"
Bo bunny stamps- birds of a feather
Sakura gelly roll pen – white
Thank you Louise
for a beautiful canvas
Love the depth you have
achieved in the woodland
Don't know about you
guys out there but I love
the way Louise lets us in
to her creative process