Sunday, 21 June 2015

They came back!

So those errant elves (Mojo and Inspiration) have returned, they didn't apologise, just smirked at me and wandered off into the craft room giggling.

As a result of their return I've finally made "something" Its taken me a few weeks with all the various elements and other demands like work and garden, but yep, here is some art.

I'd been tidying up and found  a 12x12" sheet of white card that I'd already splodged some brown paint on in thin washes. I then scrunched it up and keep scrunching it up.  The more you scrunch the more the fibres break, the more malleable it becomes. I then direct to paper added Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Ink and sprayed liberally with water to make the ink run and settle in the cracks in the paper. 

Dried it, more scrunching, more ink, more drying, some Chalk paint in a thin wash and finally some stamping in blue and grey Archival.

I then tore this 12x12" into 2x3" rectangles and distressed the edges. 

The background is a 5x7" rectangle of Kraft card that had Vintage Lace smeared on it.  A dot stamp in grey Archival, followed by the number stamp in grey archival.This was sanded and then a final thin layer of Vintage lace.  At the bottom I glued a scrap of text paper and added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Distressed the edges and added some Broken China Distress Ink.

Stapled the original 2x3" into an irregular layered shape and added a thin layer Of Grunge Paste on the central one. When it was partially dry I added some dots with a fine tipped embossing tool to give a pitted look.  Dried off the Grunge Paste and painted  a tiny amount of watered down Toffee paint to give a wash over the white  and some black in the pitted holes and finally stamped one of my favourite mini PaperArtsy stamps in grey Archival. 

A little bit of extra highlights were added with water colour pencils and finally some scribbles with with an standard HB pencil.

It feels good to be back.



  1. Great to see you back Jo. Love this piece x

  2. It is great to see you back too - and this is stunning!!

  3. I fourth that! It is definitely great to see you back Jo and was great to see you on Saturday evening too! Love your piece of art and lots of interesting little touches in it.

    Lesley Xx

  4. Lovely dandelion art Jo and glad to see you back! Beautiful work, I love it. xxx


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