Less than 4 weeks till school is out and Jay and I head to Australia to visit some good friends and meet a few new. While Jay plays golf with our friend Andrew in Moss vale, I will be teaching at a couple stores that are listed on the sidebar. Super excited to teach these new classes since it has a few months since I have taught in person. If you are in the Sydney area, you are welcome to join us!
As for today's tutorial, I had so much on my check list that I didn't think I had the time, but then everything seemed to fall into place as I checked things off the list, which left me a couple hours to create something for today's blog post. I seriously love this one so much I wish it was a class I was teaching! Super fun, especially the pink frosting part which made me want to make some cupcakes. No time for cupcakes today though!
I had two 8 x 10" canvas boards up on the shelf that I had never used. I got these at Michaels, but they sell them at most hobby stores and art supply places.
multi-medium matte finish. I kept the papers in the pink and brown tones. No reason, it was just what I was drawn to today.
Once the paper was dry I gave the entire surface a coat of the multi-medium and let it dry again.
I used a stencil from Crafters Workshop - Mini Peony and some Liquitex paint in Turner's Yellow and Light Portrait Pink.
Anyway, I added just a bit of the mustard wash in a few places. It really is very subtle.
I painted the wash over the rose, then wiped away the paint revealing just the flower.
chicken wire stamp using Archival Ink - Coffee. It's important to use Archival ink since it is waterproof and you never know what is next (or at least I don't)...I would rather be safe than sorry.
Notice...no acrylic block, just fingers for a more random look. This is a long stamp and I only used small parts of it each time I stamped the image.
I told you it looked like frosting!
Attic Treasures stamp. This time I used an acrylic block to get a good impression.
China marker to add some detail.
1. Follow the paper edge.
Going Somewhere. I just used this little typewriter Alpha stamp. One of my favorites.
Again, no block, just fingers pressing the stamp on the board.
Love how it is turning out so far.
Tomorrow I am off to the Inspired Journey event in Manhattan Beach, Ca. I am meeting up with Sande Krieger who is teaching at the event, along with Teresa Collins and Rebecca Cross from Pink Paislee. I am going to be Sande's classroom helper as well as help with the 7g make and take on Friday night. I recognized a few names on the list of event attendees so I am looking forward to seeing some old friends.
cheers for a great week!