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This week’s Sunday Stampers challenge requires you to use texture. Hels has created the most fabulous piece in gorgeous orange and pink colours with lots of flowers and butterflies, be sure to check it out. Here’s my piece:
I started with a piece of heavy chipboard that I painted with gesso, followed by a coat of fibre paste. Once dry I applied modelling paste through a Dylusions stencil to create the leafy branches. Modelling paste is easy to use but I always get a little disappointed as it starts off beautifully white, like royal icing, but then dries slightly grey. A bit like washing really! I did the stencilling in two goes so that I could build up the leaves and was very good in that I let the first lot dry before doing the second.
I added some blue paint, followed by a dry brushing of white and then used my fingers to apply green paint over the leafy areas.The text was applied by stamping on to single ply tissue, tearing off sections and using watered down PVA both underneath and over the top. Finally, I added touches of Shabby Shutters and Brushed Corduroy distress stains to tone the colours down slightly.
The poppies were made by colouring some Japanese rice paper with Dylusions ink and then cutting petals using Spellbinders blossom dies. Once cut, I stamped them with a script stamp and Vintage Photo then scrunched them up. The centres are faux black pearls.
The finishing touch was to add the little bee charm that I coloured with some gilding wax.
Thanks for buzzing by.