Thursday, 1 October 2015

3D and a hop !

I'm back today with my project for the new challenge over at Stamps and Stencils. It's been 6 months since the challenge blog was started so by way of a celebration we're having a hop and there is also a prize. So do make sure you hop over to the Stamps and Stencils blog for all the details.  I am the host for this challenge and have picked the theme Whatever it is make it 3D. So, this should you give you a pretty wide field to play in, just remember that we're a mixed media challenge and you need to include some stamping or stencilling.

Life has taken an unexpected turn for me this week so I've not been able to create a brand new project so thought I would share more details of a project that was planned for a workshop that has had to be postponed. 

I started with a framed canvas and flipped it over to use the recessed side. I covered the staples with masking tape then gave everything a coat of Gesso. I used Wendy Vecchi Crackle Paste around the edges through a Dina Wakley stencil.

I wanted the cracks to still be visible after painting so I used Sage Fresco Finish paint with Satin Glazing Fluid which makes the paint translucent and also lets the colour sink into the cracks. I did this with two further shades of green, again mixing them with the Glazing Fluid.

I wanted to include a zip through the centre of the project and marked where it would go with a pencil then painted in the area of the opened zip before glueing it in place. I then stencilled and painted with my finger building up the layers of paint, using the Glazing Fluid to allow me to use opaque Frescos as translucents.  I used a plasitc card dipped in Litle Black Dress Fresco Finish paint to create the lines and a lid from a hair mousse can for the circles.

The flowers are all from the new Lin Brown stamp sets and I've painted Smoothy card then stamped the flowers and cut them out, stamping them more than once and layering them up. I also die cut some holly using the Tim Holtz strip die. The sentiment in the zip opening is from a Sara Naumann set and I've glued some lace along the zip to frame it.

I hope you are able to join us this month for the challenge and if you've arrived here from Toni then you're in the right place and will need to collect the letter 'C' from me.