Just to let you know I have none of the stamps Darcy used and very few of the paints, oh yeah, no grunge paste either. I am convinced this would have been better if I had had the same products but use the stash is my aim for the year and I'm sure this project entitles me to purchase some of the new limited edition fresco paints LOL. I started with a spiral bound AJ I have, pages 22 x 31cm. Not sure if that's a standard or just some wild and wacky size. I took it apart to worked on the page as I wasn't sure how it would stand up to all the paint and sanding. Here's the result of using masking tape, applying tinted texture paste and stamping in it. Nice. Stamps are PaperArtsy from SM12 and USFD3.
14 layers of paint says Darcy. Now why would I need 14 layers?? Oh, wow. Here's my approximation of Darcy's colours with my bog standard acrylics, although I did go a bit mad orange and ochre on my bright layer. I've done some sanding, middling to successful and also tried the mask behind the paper technique. On this picture that's most visible on the RHS and top left. I used punchinella behind my page and must admit was pleasantly surprised with the result. My texture squares, ok almost squares, got a bit flattened in the joy of the process.
Close up of the stencil texture rubbed through from behind
Darcy used her fab new stamp borders. They are top of the wish list (wish, wish, everything crossed) and a lovely girl silhouette. Loved the black and the pop of colour. These cute Signature Dies duckling border dies arrived from Joanna Sheen yesterday and I decided to use them here. I drew a wiggly border with a black galaxy marker to join the elements. Then I was thinking of doing some tangles but loved Darcy's pop of colour so grabbed the fresco finish limelight and filled in the bits. Then I decided it needed a similar border at the top. Then I hit the wall and as much as I hate to post a not totally finished project I would hate more to rush and add something I later regret. So that's it folks. Darcy will be posting the next in this series soon and maybe it will give me the ideas I need to complete this as well. Or maybe it needs to just sit a while.
My AJ page joining the fun at
PaperArtsy - Darcy Journalling Month 1
Country View Challenge 12 - Painty Pleasures
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments. It did make me laugh that on my last post the new work bench made by my man got more comments than my card. I agree, it definitely was the more important piece of art in that post and I am making good use of it. Take care. Off to knock up a chicken biryani to keep the builder of workbenches happy. Never know, might be needing some new shelves LOL.