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Today I shall be wending my weary way back from Hull. It is always a long and tedious journey and there are no refreshments on the train. However, I must not grumble as the alternative, i.e. no trains at all, is infinitely worse! Therefore, today’s post is scheduled as I have a new mobile internet dongle and I have no idea as yet if it works and didn’t want to take any risks. I will confess it was a bit of a scramble to complete my project before I left home and when you see it, you will wonder what an earth could have taken so long. Don’t worry, I will tell you!
I love these mini canvases that Calico Crafts are currently selling. They do a whole range of sizes and this is one of the slightly larger ones but is still only about 6cm x 8cm. I am sharing this over at Sunday Stampers for the current challenge – gold. I apologise for rolling out my little rooftop trees once again, but I love them. Had I been able to find my stash of golden pears, you would be seeing an entirely different project but that will have to wait for another day.
I painted the canvas gold, changed my mind and covered it with red. I then used some PVA glue to create the raised part and left it to dry overnight. I have to thank Stamping Mathilda for this idea, although she doesn’t use PVA. Once dry, I added more red paint and then a little Vintage Photo distress ink. This was followed by a generous smudge of gilding wax.
I also stamped some script on to the central panel and heat embossed this in gold, you can just about make it out if you look really carefully. Then came the dilemma – what to fill the central panel with, you see I hadn’t really thought this bit through and this is where I wasted A LOT of time. I played with butterflies and gilding flakes and glitter and gold card and …. well the list was endless and the final result was zilch, except for very gluey, gold fingers. Then I spied two the two little leftover trees, remnants from last week’s Sunday Stampers project and they looked perfect!
If you are allowed to love your own project then this is the one for me and as luck would have it, this blends in perfectly with my living room colour scheme. Disappointingly, the dim light when I photographed this doesn’t show it off at it’s best.
Thanks for buzzing by.