Thursday, 18 June 2015

Be A Dreamer Today By Trish


I have a 'Finnabair inspired' project to share today! There are so many Calico Craft Parts that work wonderfully for this type of project, so if you're into that kind of thing, head on over to the shop lol!


As you might imagine, the techniques involved in creating this are messy... but not that difficult! Use LOADS of gel medium to glue squillions of embellishments down, use LOADS of gesso over the top to give yourself a nice white base, then use LOADS of colour over the top! Simples!

I used watercolour paints with added mica powder to colour my project..

Then rubbed the dried paint with gilding wax to give the silver sheen. The gilding wax picks up the texture left by the gel medium as well...

I'll list the actual parts I used at the end, but really anything and everything can go on there! If you look carefully, you will see lots of dots..

These are the 'waste' from the holes of some mini cogs ..... Use everything!

Have a fab day!
Trish xxx

Calico Craft Parts used:
Base: part of a shadow box kit... on the web site soon hopefully!
Flowers: Knapweed , Poppy Flower
Flourish: Baroque Swirl, Fancy Flower Flourish
Butterflies: Mini Butterflies Style 4
Dots: from the Cogs style 5 sheet


  1. Love this and fabulous colour choices!! Great idea to mix the mica powders with watercolour paints!

  2. Fabulous colour and shimmer - the mica watercolours are beautiful on the flowers.
    Alison xx

  3. So beautiful, Trish!! The shimmery color is gorgeous! What a great idea to mix the mica with your paints! XOXO-Shari

  4. Staggeringly gorgeous Trish!!! Jenny x

  5. Oooh such a gorgeous colour! love what you have created here x