Monday, 12 January 2015

Good Times

I've been having a ball ! 

 I've got paint, art basics sugar and all sorts of things stuck to my fingers and erm, every surface in the  craft room (dinning room).

I began by painting an 8x8 box canvas with black gesso, two coats was enough.
I picked a circle background stamp then using pale pink and blue green paint I stamped the two colours onto the canvas.
I had chosen a piece of good quality scrapbook paper from my stash which had various designs on one sheet and was double sided, bonus.  I decided to cut out parts of it and arranged it around the edges, the rest was cut into strips approximately 1cm width, various lengths.
The paper was stuck down with mat gel, a layer of gel was applied on top of the papers and painted areas to seal it.

Pale pink sugar was mixed with mat gel and put through a mask, the effect was that thinner areas became transparent and glittery, areas where the paste was thicker became opaque.

Black paint was wiped across the raised edges of the sugar mixture and also a small amount around the photo perimeter.
A mixture of  hand made paper clay flowers, pre made paper flowers and a paper clay frame which was cut down, coloured and stuck into position along with a few swirls.
A title of Good Times was added as the girls looked happy and I felt it was worthy of the title.
Georgie however wasn't happy with the photo, teenagers if it's not a selfie it's not good!!
 But I like it.

Here are a few close ups!


Hope you like it too.


  1. Love it
    Happy craftin


  2. Yet another stunning project - you always come up with some great ideas. A scrapbook page on a canvas is a perfect idea. I may try this one, I've got a space in my lounge that needs a picture! x


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