December is always a bit of a funny month for me, dark long days, Christmas and happy families thrust at you in every direction. I tend to become a bit a Scrooge "bah humbug" in temperment. But now we've had the Winter Solstice which means the days are getting longer with more light (still a lot of rain though) and we have the promise of a New Year with new plans, new ideas and new (and sometime old) resolutions.
It's Sunday morning here in The Shires, the sky is devoid of any colour but I can hear the church bells ringing out over 2 miles away - simple things bring enormous pleasure.
After watching The Essex answer to Hollywood (or could it be Bollywood?) known as Hatman Productions, I've been inspired by Leandra's use of a brush with Treasure Gold - me I'd just been sticking my finger in it and putting it on! But using a brush, well it was a revelation - simple things again!
And this is what I made just to try it out like you do.
I scraped some Ferro onto a papermache frame from HobbyCraft, and stamped into it just to add some crevicies and more texture.
Then I painted over it with Fresco paint in Nougat, Mocha Mousse, Chocolate Pudding and French Roast.
Now for Treaure Gold, I used: Copper, AquaMarine, White Fire and Spanish Topaz, using a brush really did make it easier to put what you wanted where and to blend it better.
To fill in the recess I used some Frantage enbossing powder, mica flakes etc. I love how it bubbles up and gives more texture. I also added some coppeer green Frantage embossing on the frame as well.
I edged around the frame with a Ranger Black dabber, where I hadn't put Ferro it sank in really well and framed it nicely. The floweer was a fabric one that had some paint and Trearure Gold added and little bit of black as well.
I have big ideas now of how to use with some of my fabric collages, I have some really nice pictures of lichen and moss from Cornwall that I can use as inspiration. Good job I ordered some more colours from paperArtsy this weekend!