Thursday, 1 August 2013
Clarity stamp August Challenge - Animals
Morning All and thank you so much for all your fantastic entries on the Claritystamp Challenge Blog.
Good luck to all our entrants - some lucky chickadee is going to win a £50 voucher to spend at Claritystamp.
My project for this month uses a heart shape hanger. It all started with a wooden heart I bought from. My local Craft Shop. When I got it home I wondered if it would work on grungeboard (I had some grungeboard which I'd never used!!) so I drew round and cut out the heart. It's sooo flexible - I love it.
I then painted the grungeboard with gesso and English Cottage Artist's Townhouse Teal. Then using the Claritystamp alphabet stamps and Black Archival Ink I stamped my wording "Home is where the ...... is. I had a Clarity cat stamp in my stash (sorry to all the dog lovers) which, I thought, went well in this project. Finally I had some newly acquired Kromer Crackle which I couldn't wait to use. This dries white so mix it with a small amount of acrylic paint for a better effect. One thing I wasn't prepared for was how long it takes to dry - DAYS - so I would advise you leave yourself plenty of time. I was so pleased with the effect so it was well worth the wait. Then I rubbed over the crackle and round the edges of the heart with Treasure Gold.
A piece of toning ribbon and all was complete.