and happy Wednesday to you. Today it is my turn to host the Challenge over at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge blog and I chose 'Painted background in any form' as my theme...
My first love in crafting is paint. So today I would like you all to use paint in your background. Doesn't matter what paint or how you apply it. Just have fun !
I made something completely different today :
I used a shop bought heart for this, I think is is MDF. I painted it with black gesso and when that had dried I applied a coat of crackle medium. I dried this with the heat gun and then put PaperArtsy Fresco paint over the top. The colour I used is 'Stone'. I love watching the crackles appear..
Over the top of the paint I used a Deco Art Antiquing creme in black and rubbed that down again with a baby wipe when it was dry. It gave me this 'dirty' worn look. Isn't it lovely. Next I used some bits of wood which I bought a few years ago. They have been made old and came in a big plastic bag. I chose a few bits and put them together with wire. I brushed this lightly with gesso.
I adhered the little bundle to the heart with gel medium and let it dry overnight.
Next I did some stamping on the background with the 'French Journal page' and brown ink; you can hardly see it. 'Comfort zone' is part of a Stampotique stamp and I stamped it directly onto the heart. I added 2 Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers to it, to form the sentiment.
I then found a metal heart in my stash and put it on the wood with some more wire which I bent in little rings.. I did the same with a bit of wire for the top to act as a hook for the twine to hang it up with. Both were also dry brushed with gesso.
The last thing was stamping the birds, colouring them and cutting them out. I used Copic Markers for colouring. I adhered the little birdies to the wood with tacky glue.
I used the following Stampotique stamps :
I hope this gave you some inspiration to get your paints out !
Don't forget you can win a $30,-- voucher for Stampotique.com at the end of the month, just remember: only one entry per challenge and no digi's.
I will also enter this little project into the Craft Stamper's January "Take It Make It" Challenge "Take a Stamp"! Fingers crossed !
Thanks for stopping by !