It's a bit of a mixed bag here weather wise by the looks of it.....had a little fine rain, lots of cloud and the odd burst of sunshine and I've not been up and about long (had a little lie in ;D). Hope the sun wins out in the end!
Last week my lovely friend Sam sent me a a parcel of DecoArt goodies (to cheer me up as my recovery is taking so long). I was blown away by her kindness and generosity and couldn't wait to have a play. First of all I watched loads of Andy Skinner YouTube videos to give myself a bit of insight into how the products work and my favourite was a gorgeous crackled heart so that's where I decided to start. I totally forgot to take a pic of the heart on its own when it was finished but I was so chuffed with it so immediately started searching through my stash for stuff to create a suitable 'setting' for it.
I am not going to bore you with step by steps, partly because I was having such a good time playing I forgot to take any photos, lol, but there are quite a few layers at each stage and I would recommend watching Andy's excellent videos and then just play to get to know what these products do. Sam has lots of projects on her blog where she's used DecoArt goodies too.
Anyway, here goes with a few photos.
A couple of close ups of details....
Products used : DecoArt black Gesso, black modelling paste, clear Crackle Glaze, White Crackle Paint,
various Antiquing Creams and Fluid Acrylics, Soft Touch Varnish, Ultra Matte Varnish.
Supplemented with a couple of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish acrylics & the wooden block
Tim Holtz stamps and embellishments.
Rusty wings and wire from I know not where they have been in my stash so long, lol!
Till next time.......