Sorry been a little quiet here. It’s that time of year. Dance concert, exams, approaching Grade 6 graduation and 3 birthdays coming soon one of them a 21st. And is it Christmas soon?
I wont bore you with the details.
Today I am sharing my post for Unstampabelles this month.
For me this should have been combined with last months challenge – out of my comfort zone. This is my third attempt, number 1 & 2 were binned. I am still not entirely happy with this however I will share anyway. After all challenges are to challenge us!
The current challenge is Resistance technique you can find all the details here
I started with a stencil. I have masked off the parts I didn’t want to include with some cheap washi tape. Taping both paper and stencil separately so there was no movement.
I added some texture paste which has silver glitter in it – not to thick not to thin and let it dry a little before removing the stencil. I cleaned off the stencil while I waited for the paste to dry. Actually I went and prepared dinner. Rare these days I have been delegating to Ms A (11) and Mr M (18) as he has finished Uni but neither were around.
For the next step – the resist part, I brushed over with ink and my aqua pen with SU night of navy ink. The ink resists the texture paste. Again I left it to dry.
The final step was to trim my piece down and add to my card front. Mounted with a piece of Night of Navy CS.
So you may be wondering how terrible the first two attempts were and why this was so hard for me. For me I use stencils with a dauber and I would emboss with a stamp, neither were suitable for this challenge. For the first attempt I tried using embossing powder through a stencil – I ended up with one big blob of embossing. No defined image so off to the bin. The second attempt I tried a white crayon again through a stencil and then a similar water colour effect with ink and a brush. Again the image was not defined so again the bin. You may be more successful at these techniques. Give them a go, but remember no stamps. When I last looked there were only a couple of entries and there is a prize up for grabs.
Thanks for stopping