I know, winter is still in full swing (at least in the parts where I live), but I cannot help but long for Summer.....
This started out as an experimental piece, playing with backgrounds and texture and might have become part of a journal, until I decided to use it for showcasing some of the amazing craft parts.
Here is how it started out:
Using various sprays over a background of texture and crackle paste with some gesso thrown into the mix.
The texture was achieved by pouncing into the wet paste with a scrunched up bit of aluminium foil.
My main embellishment was this lovely corner piece, it's the Lily MDF Wood Corner Embellishment - Style 38, size large, you can find it HERE. First I just coloured it dark brown with some ink.
Next I adhered the piece to my background and with some Decoart Media Acrylic paints and a small brush I coloured the flowers inside the openings.
When the paint had dried I filled the openings with Glossy Accents and let it dry for several hours, the flowers (they look much nicer in real life than in the photo) now looked like glass.
The main focal point became a stamped and layered sunflower, I stamped it several times, fussy cut the individual flowers, coloured them with Distress Inks and then layered them up together.
Next I took a Curled Vine Fancy Flourish MDF Wood Shape - Style 3, coloured it in matching colours to my background, broke it apart in places and arranged them around my sun flower.
A bit of stencilling in one corner, to fill in a rather empty space
A sentiment and some background stamping
And with that my project was complete...
Well, hope you like my it and thank you for your visit. The shop is full with all sorts of new Spring and Summer craft parts, - do check them out!