Friday 26 January 2018

Chin Up Buttercup!- by Fiona Hughes

Helloooo crafters!
  I hope your day is going great.
Today's page is another self-portrait. 2017 was probably one of my worst ever years, hence the title.

I chose blues for this layout to blend with my "Dory" scrub top.
I layered my heavy white cardstock onto  2 differing blue cardstocks, to give some stability, because I was going to be using a good amount of water.

With water spray in hand, I selected three Colour Shimmer Dusts-
Spritzing the page from left to right, a larger area tapering to a narrow area on the right side of the page.
I then sprinkled  a tiny amount of each of the Colour Shimmer Dusts over the wet area ( remember less is more), then spritzing again, I watched as the magic happened.
Then allowing a good amount of drying time I set the page aside.

Eventually, my impatience got the better of me and I had to speed up the drying with my heat tool.

Once dry, I chose my 12 x 12 stencil of the day, a script one,  and my favourite Colour Paste - Snow-white.

Over the blue area of the page, I worked the Colourpaste through the stencil.
This dried to the lovely shimmery, iridescent effect, to give the subtle texture, I was hoping for.

I used tissue paper as my mount for my photo today.
Popping the photo up on some old cardboard packaging, I tucked half a lacy doily under the left of the pic. I stuck the other half to the right hand side of the colour wash area.
Finally, just a couple of flair buttons, some complementary coloured cotton and some glass droplets randomly affixed around the page to finish.

The sugar skull flair just reminded me that in 2017, I often had to paint on my mask, to get through each day, and snapchat filters helped too, of course Lol!

So that's it for today. 
I hope you liked this one.

Take care, Cheers,

Fi x

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