Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New Year Crafting Project

IT'S 2014
 Hope you all have a wonderful year
i spent the holiday with my family
 had a super time
 while out one day with son and grand daughter
we collected some leaves which gave me the idea for this art project
so new year's eve arrived and i set to trying to get the idea out of my head

 i had no idea what i was aiming for
 but hey
that's the best part just go with it and see where you end up
i had great fun and as ever made a mess

 I'm pleased with the result
 first i made a stencil from the original leaves
then went to town with my acrylic paints and  ice silk
  love that stuff it looks like a watermark when painted onto a plain surface
 the 3 top leaves  are sponged in a slightly darker shade to the ones on the background

i then added veins with my quickie glue pen and foil flakes
they didn't stand out enough from the background
so i gave them a coat of spray and shine quickly covered with
micro beads it's hard to see in the picture but when you see them in real life
they look like velvet  the leaves were stuck in place with 3D gel from
Crafters Companion
 brilliant stuff held firm straightaway

so here is my first crafting project
my new 12"x 12" altered canvas
something different to fill a corner

i hope you all have a smashing time crafting in 2014
thanks for dropping by today
hugs Linda x


Cath said...

Linda this is there no end to your talents xxxxx

sandra carey said...

Just Beautiful Linda so creative Happy New Year Hugs Sandra xx

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous Linda, love the fabulous design. I would like to wish you all the very best for 2014 and hope your wishes and dreams come true

Linda xxx