I don’t have much in the way of finished projects to share at the moment. This is the state of my studio this morning:
Yesterday we had a delivery which included a whole load of new Crafter’s Workshop stencils. Well, much as I love stamping, I’ve been feeling the call of doing some mixed media type stuff, so I had to have a play.
I’m working on a couple of canvases and having a blast trying out the stencils. They are standing up to a fair bit of rubbing and scrubbing as I’ve been using them with fibre paste and gel as well as paints and inks.
This canvas has doilies and lace attached with gel medium and I’ve used the Circle Grid stencil in the corner. I applied fibre paste over the stencil with a palette knife. Here’s a close up.
Not sure where this canvas will go, I might try an image transfer of some trees on it. Adrian took some photos of trees recently which I think might work quite well.
I’ve also been playing around with the stencils on some tags, just to try them out.
There’s embossing and Perfect Pearls going on here – I don’t have shimmery, coppery-reddish-goldish embossing powder, but by the time it’s been dusted with the pearls, it look like I do.
I love the pointy circles stencil on this canvas and can see me using this one loads.
It’s in the background of the tag too, but after doing the background, I decided to paint a face and covered most of it up! I drew the face and hair shape and blocked it out with Titan Buff acrylic paint (by Golden).
It’s a fairy heavy body paint so gives pretty good coverage when you need to hide the colour beneath. I don’t know why I gave her teal hair – seemed right at the time.
So there you go, a brief journey around my current work in progress. Hopefully I can get some of these finished off over the weekend, but I’m much more likely to end up with another batch of half started items – I am definitely not a completer-finisher!