Hello everyone! I knew I was going to be busy for most of June so I decided to get a few projects done a month or so ago and line them up to feature here....Welcome to some creative curiosity....
When I made this I had just bought a few new things - various Fresco paints,stencils and papers....so I was very keen to make something, but had no idea what - This creation turned out to be quite a mixture of things - Stencilling, paint, diecuts, stamps, ribbon, flowers, string and more. I didn't have a plan when I began this - Just a piece of leftover wood and some cardboard and a 'Lets see what happens' way of working. Perhaps I went a bit over the top....? I must admit I really prefer it when I make something that has a focus and structure, where I already have a very definite plan (though sometimes I enjoy the fact that as with all plans not everything goes smoothly!) I just don't seem to work very well at the 'just play' creativity
I tore a piece of white card and stamped some letters to make the word 'Create' in embossing ink and covered with clear embossing powder.
After heating, I blended Frayed Burlap DI over the card. Then I stencilled and stamped with Vintage Photo DI and Walnut Stain DI and inked around the edges with Walnut Stain DI.
I attached this to a piece of balsa wood that had been painted with Mocha Mousse Fresco Paint and had some crackle applied. Two face stamps were done on tissue paper in coffee archival ink and the back painted with Vintage Lace Fresco paint and then stuck to the wood. A flourish stamp was also applied to a corner.
The cardboard base was ripped and layers were torn off to give it a rustic look. Snowflake Fresco paint and Mocha Mouse Fresco paint were both dry brushed over the corrugated board to highlight the texture. Several stencils were used with texture paste over the cardboard background to add more texture to the piece.
Wooden diecut swirls were added as well as a cream rose with Vintage Photo DI brushed over it, a ribbon stained with Walnut Stain DI and grapevine heart added.
I wound some dark brown hemp string around the wooden section and added a diecut wooden key.
And there is my Creative Curiosity Creation....It might not be my favourite or my best creation but I had lots of fun experimenting! - Hope you like it!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
Simon says - Kraft
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Show us a new style/ Show us something new - Making something without any idea what I am going to make is very much a new thing for me - as were the new paints, stencils and papers.