I have a day off today, yippee! I shall be zipping off to Manchester to meet a friend and all manner of pumpkin flavoured edibles are on my hit list! However, back here on the blog I’m taking a pause from my Halloween crafting to share this little plaque with you:
Actually, once I’d photographed it, it occurred to me that I could have given her a little witch’s hat (I may have to succumb to that thought on a different project!). I’m sharing this over at Sunday Stampers where Hels is asking that we use some sort of a faux technique, and also over at City Crafter Challenge Blog where the theme for this week is “a piece of sky.” Isn’t that just a fabulous idea from the lovely Ros?
The base is a piece of chipboard, to which I am totally addicted, that I’ve covered with cardstock and then inked using distress inks – Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire. I spritzed with water to give that lovely mottled effect and to lighten areas. Next, I added some black stamping using random background stamps – the one you can see above is Neil Walker’s Alphabet Soup.
The stars were cut using a Tim Holtz Alterations Die and then I covered them with pieces of adhesive metal tape. I’ve had this in my stash forever and it’s a huge roll that I picked up from Wickes DIY store so was as cheap as chips. I think it’s meant for electrical or plumbing type activities but is much better used for crafting in my opinion. Once the tape was applied, I punched the holes with a pokey tool before giving it a coat of black acrylic paint. Once the paint was dried I used sandpaper to remove most of it and leave what I hope looks like metal plates.
I have another, Halloween inspired, idea for using this faux metal technique and hope I get the chance to try it out.
Do you know the great thing about having a day off on a Friday? You’ve still got the whole weekend stretching ahead to look forward to!
Thanks for buzzing by.