Well, that's Christmas done and dusted for another year! New Year is looming - resolutions to be made and the past year to reflect on!
My post this evening is a little different as it does not involve a card although I have used many of the techniques I use when card making. This is the Christmas present I made for my crafty mum, she chose the pen holder at a crafting event at Doncaster Dome and suggested I buy it and decorate it for her Christmas present.
I painted the whole thing with Chalk paint from PaperArtsy and used a crackle glaze between the base layer (Dolly Mix pink) and the top layer (Chalk). I stamped the JoFY flowers on to tissue paper and coloured them with Inktense pencils I then adhered them using Matte Multi Medium - this was a technique that I had never used before. I used beeswax to seal the paint and to protect the surface. I'm pleased with how it turned out and my mum was delighted with it - in the same way that all mum's are delighted with gifts their children make!
I'm going to enter the December challenge on the PaperArtsy blog. Gabby Price showcased the technique of stamping and painting on tissue paper on the PaperArtsy blog.
I used the following:
Mdf pen holder - by MDFMan
PaperArtsy Paints -Dolly Mix, Chalk and Crackle Glaze
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Ranger Multi Medium Matte