Chalk Fresco Finish all over a 7x7" Smoothy Card panel using a sponge wedge then sponge Lavender and Pixie Dust Fresco Finish around the edges and blend with Chalk Fresco Finish.
flower heads then sponge Lavender, Pixie Dust and South Pacific Fresco Finish paints onto the panel to create loose flower head shapes.
Jet Black Archival stamp the flowers, leaves and swirls making use of being able to bend and manipulate those flower head stems on the acrylic block before stamping them out! Sponge some off-cut pieces of Smoothy Card with Chalk Fresco Finish before stamping out some butterflies and leaves.
Lavender, Pixie Dust, Sugar Plum, South Pacific, Haystack, Tinned Peas and Inky Pool Fresco Finish paints. Cut out those extra leaves and butterflies. After painting all the imagery I reassessed my background and added some diluted Tinned Peas Fresco Finish paint around the stamped imagery and around the edges of the panel.
wiggly panel with Chalk Fresco Finish paint making it big enough for the words to 'sit on'. Heat set then stamp the words in Jet Black Archival and paint over the letters with watered down Fresco Finish paints - choosing colours already used on the panel.
Stamp and emboss the spriggy style of leaves and tiny flowers using VersaMark and Crystal embossing powder. Lightly paint the imagery using diluted Lavender, Tinned Peas and Chalk Fresco Finish paints.
little flowers in the large flower heads with Pearl Glaze Fresco Finish.
pearly shimmer on some of those little flowers within that make up the large flower heads.
VersaMark inkpad and emboss with Crystal embossing powder. Layer to a larger card blank and edge with a black multi-liner before mounting the cut out leaves and butterflies. (It was at this stage that I decided I didn't like the pink butterflies that I had previously painted so I painted two more butterflies in South Pacific and Inky Pool with pink and yellow accents and mounted those instead! Lastly add accents of Crystal glitter glue.
Crystal embossing, the Crystal glitter glue and the Pearl Glaze really catch the light.
I hope that my step outs over the last few days have helped you to see how I go about building up my layers and creating my projects! All of this takes an enormous amount of time, with stopping to take the photos, then uploading and editing them and finally doing the blog post itself (and time is something that I don't tend to have a lot of!!) but I do so hope that for those of you who have visited me over the last few days that it has been time well spent!!
Love Kay xx