Saturday, 29 May 2010
Janet asked if anyone would like to decorate one of her huge jigsaw pieces for her with a theme of ''home''. I love this sort of challenge so jumped at the chance, but when it actually arrived I was abit stumped and did just look at it for a couple of days. While trying to get a box from the top of a cupboard a stamp set hit me on the head, annoyed at first but then the light bulb went off. The plate was full of owls and little houses and tree branches so tah-dah!! Coloured with ProMarkers and 3D'd the branch and house, background actually has loads of layers starting with a book page, gesso and loads of stamping. Stewart Gill yummy byzantia paint to edge it and then covered with distress crackle paint in rock candy - now here's where the trouble began. The crackle paint smudged all my green ink that were leaf stamps and sucked the colour of the pro-markers up into the layer of crackled then once dry the crackle fell off where the pro-marker colouring was so I had to put on another layer very thinly and prey it stuck, which it did. Very odd indeed I shall remember this next time I use the crackle paint.
As I used ProMarkers for this I am entering it into the Passion for ProMarkers anniversary week challenge.
Janet very kindly made me this little plaque as a thank you for decorating the jigsaw piece, isn't it gorgeous!!! It currently has pride of place on my wall.