First, I was pretty sure I got scheduled to post on Feb 12th, oh boy, I was wrong!! So yesterday (Sunday) I went to the craft room to work on some other projects and then I checked my calendar and oh surprise. I immediately started working on a card, and I didn't like it. I got so frustrated. I decided to get out of the craft room and continue with my laundry day, while there I saw the blue tape (painters tape) and an idea came to my crazy head.
Second (confession), I took a piece of watercolor paper and the blue tape, I thought of something but then didn't work out, so I started this project without knowing "what I was doing or ending up with"
Ok, after these confessions, I will tell you I LOVE this project very much and I hope you too.
Let's get started!
I started with a piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper, cut the paper 9" x 9", then taped it to my mat with Blue Tape (painter's tape), the sides are 1" and the top/bottom are .75"
Added a couple of coats of White Acrylic Gesso
Then I started painted this piece with Luminarte Twinkling H2O African Jade, just one coat is enough.
Then I added paint strokes of Luminarte Twinkling H2O Rich Cobalt
More strokes of Luminarte Twinkling H2O Hot Cinnamon
and some of Twinkling H2O Ginger Peach
and finally some of Twinkling H2O Olive Vine.
I added some Embossing paste using the Mini Chicken Wire reversed Stencil, but honestly I didn't like it, I removed it immediately with a baby wipe, but it left a really cool impression, ha! The things you discover from your mistakes. Then added few dabs using Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber
I used an old stencil (no longer available, sorry) and White embossing paste in random places.
Then added White Gelatos in the center and a little bit around the edges,
Added Black Gelatos around the edges of the whole piece.
Then I took my Remant Rubs - Word (Tim Holtz), cut few pieces and added them on my piece.
Looks like this :)
And this is the final piece, without the blue tape, the picture doesn't show how shimmery this piece is, it's really beautiful!! I think I will put it in a picture frame to decorate my craft room :)
I hope you like it!!
Have a wonderful day.