Hope the weather is being a bit kinder to you wherever you are!
We have had some nice days at last so I hope it is going to stay
for a while!
Ok, this week, a little early, but we are featuring
Stars and Stripes
in honour of our friends across the pond!
Independence Day on the Fourth of July.
It is a federal holiday in the USA commemorating the adoption
of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th 1776,
declaring independence from Great Britain!
So now you know!
We are kicking off with Dawn and her project.
Dawn says ....
This week for Stars and Stripes I've gone the Americana
route using the Stamping Bella The Way You Move stamp to
depict dancing and celebrating 4th July. As a base I've used
one of the Tando Mixed Media boards which are a perfect start
to any project.
Start by spreading a very thick layer of white Gesso across
the Tando Board, creating textured diagonal lines don't smooth
too much and leave to air dry.
Lay down some thin strips of washi tape horizontally. Paint
the uncovered stripes with Primary Red paint. Remove tape,
dry then place some more tape on the red stripes and paint the
uncovered stripes with the Decoart Media White Crackle Paint.
Leave to dry. Then paint on a thin layer of Decoart Media Satin
Varnish and let dry. When dry outline the stripes with black pencil
and smudge lightly.
Whistle waiting for drying, paint a piece of card with blue
acrylic paint, dry, apply a thin layer of PaperArtsy Crackle
Glaze and re paint with Space cadet blue paint.
When cracked and dry, spread some Pebeo modelling paste
through stars stencil. As it dries this will also crack. Great
unexpected texture here. Use a white gel pen to add some doodling.
Use frosted lace Stickles over the stars. Cut to size and glue
to your stripey board.
Now add some stamped words. Using the Tim Holtz stamps, take
one of the sentiments, mask off the parts you don't want, ink up
with black Stazon, remove masking tape and stamp onto
Finish the edges by swiping Black Stazon around it and then a
small amount of gold gilding wax.
Take three Tando Stars from the grab bag and paint the edges white.
Then heat emboss four layers of gold embossing powder. On the
final layer, whilst still hot, press the background number stamp
into the star, pull off when cool after a few seconds. More
Arrange and glue down the stars onto the board, then with glue
gel adhere the girl in place.
How nice is that??
I love that little Stamping Bella Stamp, might have to take
a look at those......
If you want to have a go, this is what you'll need -
From own stash
Thin washi/paper tape, black pencil
Hope you have enjoyed the project today, let us
know what you think. We love to read your comments!
See you tomorrow,