It's Monday again and it's so nice that Simon Says Stamp and Show always a new challenge waiting for us. And this time, we get to play with sentiments, quote, sayings or phrases. In other words, use a sentiment on our project. This gives the project so much more meaning. So I often use a sentiment.
For my project this week I used a small canvas that's 4 x 4 inches. And I went crazy again with a new technique which I really don't know the name of. It's ala Finnabair. It isn't completely new to me, because I've done this technique for the first time, two weeks ago. But I'm totally hooked.
First you bring texture, as in my case, corrugated cardboard, trimmings, bubble wrap, ball chain, wooden butterflies and modeling paste, and adhere that all down with Multi Medium Matte. Make sure that it is perfectly dry before you continue with the next step. You can use a heat tool, but be careful that you don't melt things that can melt. When it's completely dry, it's time to make everything white with gesso and a brush. If everything is white, make sure the gesso is completely dry. Then it's time to use the sprays to bring in some colors. You can use different kind of sprays, but I used Color Wash for this. I really like the intense colors. Because it is a small area I only used 2 different colors. This technique takes quite a lot of time because of the drying time. A heat tool is kinda a must. And after spraying is another moment to take out the heat tool. Then it's time for the highlights and lowlights. First do a bit of gesso on the brush and go very gently on the spots that you want to highlight and theb with the black spots that you want to lowlight. Again with gesso the places you want to hightlight.
The sentiment which I used is a stamp of Tim Holtz, and the sentiment is from Aldous Huxley. But it's so true. We need to think and act on what happens to and with us. Life is a really great gift and we need to embrace the chance we get with it.
To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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