There is a big tree shaped hole in my life! I had to wait until the menfolk came home to remove the tree from the living room and the smell was absolutely divine and I will miss that too. However, despite my constant watering of the tree throughout the festive period, this tree shed more needless that I would have thought possible. I think it was protesting at its eviction.
There’s also a “little house” shaped hole in my crafty world but I’m compensating for that by playing with all my new crafty goodies. I promised you that I would show you what I did with the first Agatha Moon impression that I originally created for my little hanging and also the different, but similar, project that I created in tandem with my Crafty Boots DT sample.
This is a little altered canvas using the reverse side to create a shadow box. I first covered the frame with two layers of tissue, old wrapping from various deliveries and packages. I creased and crumpled it so there was some texture to it. I am indebted to my friend Ruth who used this technique on a recent project of hers. I had been sitting with a larger frame and the tissue contemplating giving it a go and hoping it was an easy way to cover up the staples that are very visible on the reverse side. Coincidentally, Ruth produced an adorable project, on that very day, that did just that so, without further ado, I got on and gave it a go, opting for a slightly smaller canvas so that Agatha wasn’t dwarfed by it. Check out Ruth’s project here.
I used a piece of card for the the inside of the frame but used the same technique for both inside and out and the same one that I used for my card on Monday. Distress inks – Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire and Seedless Preserves and then gold texture paste applied through a stencil. You might notice those little white blotches – that’s what happens when a lazy crafter doesn’t clean her stencil to rid it of Picket Fence spray. However, I like the effect it created, tiny stars in the distance, so left it as it was. I should also add that I rubbed on a little gold acrylic paint to the outside of the frame before stencilling.
The stamped stars were leftover from my hanging. Agatha too…
… she does have a very melancholy look about her but I’d like to think she’s on the verge of a smile.
Thanks for buzzing by.