I would like to enter my bag into the following challenges -
Country View Crafts Challenge - Stencil It
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Flowers
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Show us what else you can do
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Oddball Challenge Blog - Alter something
Now initially I was going for nice and clean, sort of less is more,
with only the saying and flowers, I always admire when other crafter's do gorgeous
but clean looking art, BUT I couldn't stand it, I got to that point and thought, I need
more of me, so I decided to carry on.
The thing I like most about this, is I get the best of both worlds, the gorgeous
simple look flowers with a funky arty layer on top :-)
Of course I just had to test it out, you should have seen me, I wrapped my
crochet in a plastic bag, came upstairs, took the photo and then took it back
downstairs with it's new bag. You see I like paint everywhere and bringing my
crochet upstairs is always a mega risk of being splashed with paint lol.
I am planning on making some small crochet flowers in these colours to add
to the bag :-)
Lots of pictures showing close ups
And now for the step by step, all products are at the bottom of the post :-)
To start with I found a piece of cardboard to put in my bag to protect the paint
from sticking to the other side.
These are the colours I planned.
To start with I tested it out in my journal :-)
As you can see, the wool that inspired me lol. I added the paints
onto non stick mat and added fabric medium.
My first layer was Mermaid, all of the paints was added with my brayer.
When I am using part of masks I like to tape up the area I am not using,
it also means that the sticky part helps the stencil not to move.
I used eggplant though a Crafter's Workshop Stencil and my stencil brush.
Next I used guacamole with Paperartsy stencil
I then added the flowers in mermaid and pansy
At this point I had to charge my camera lol. All I did was add some more
leaves at the bottom and then using my Montana black paint pen to go around
Next I used eggplant with some fabric medium and used my brayer to spread
it out on my mat so I could use it as an ink pad.
I stamped the scrip from Paperartsy HP1304
I then repeated the process with bora bora. Next I used bora bora and pansy
mixed with fabric medium and snowflake though the Dot Fade stencil.
I stamped the line stamp from Paperartsy EEV05
and used a pencil with the three colours to add dots.
I made this stamp from spare rubber and stamped the circles with the three colours.
Also before the above I had added white pen highlights.
I took a pen top and used it to make circles and cover some of the above
circles with south pacific, little black dress and eggplant.
I then added snowflake paint dots in the circles and then added black dots with my pen.
I hope you enjoyed my crochet bag, and I shall be back tomorrow (maybe this afternoon as I'm planning on playing lol) with another creation.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx
Paperartsy Fresco Paints - little black dress, snowflake, mermaid, bora bora, south pacific, pansy, eggplant, guacamole.
Paperartsy Stamps - EEV05, HP1304
Paperartsy Stencil - PS003
Crafter's Workshop Stencil - mini live, love, laugh
Tm Holtz Stencil - dot fade
Montana black and white paint pen
Archival jet black ink pad
Liquitex fabric medium