Are you all starting your long weekend? For those with young families hoping to get out and about I do hope the weather is better than forecast. For myself I prefer to stay home at Bank Holidays and avoid the crowded roads but I am looking forward to a little trip to Harrogate on Tuesday to spend time with Jenna and our grandchildren (unfortunately, her OH will be at work).
A few weeks ago I shared an altered mirror HERE that I'd had great fun doing for the PaperArtsy #3UP challenge and in my post I mentioned that the chap who came to install a new radiator commissioned me to make a plaque for his canal long boat along the same lines. I was quite amused because he wanted it for the outside of the WC door! It's a good job he's still in the thick of renovating the boat and was in no hurry for the plaque as with my OH ending up with two spells in hospital crafting time was cut even more than usual but I finally finished the piece this morning.
I started with an MDF rectangle plaque (apparently the door is folding so it needs to be this orientation to fit on one of the panels) which I painted with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk paints in Limelight, Guacamole and Eggplant. I finished the background with a wet wipe to get a streaky effect and did the solid edging with Eggplant topped off with a bit of Treasure Gold in Royal Amethyst & Lilac. I then stamped the JoFY images with black Archival ink before colouring them with watered down FF paints, adding a few Posca pen white highlights and stencilling the bullrushes/seed pods.
I then painted a sheet of Clearly for Art Whiteout (Wendy Vecchi) with Lilac/Snowflake FF paints and when completely dry stamped a whole load of JoFY flowers, cut them all out and painted each one with Lilac and Eggplant FF and a final coat of PaperArtsy Pearl Glaze. Once they were all shaped and layered I did my bit of flower arranging and stuck them all down. The letters WC are also stamped onto CfA Whiteout but this time painted with a mix of Limelight and Guacamole and I finished them off with several coats of PaperArtsy Gloss Glaze. At this point the letters are not actually stuck down just in case the chap & his wife don't like it ;D!
Well, that's it from me for today. Thanks for visiting and leaving a much appreciate comment if you have time.