Saturday, 16 April 2016

A little reminder..... Neil Walker

Hi everyone,

Well those April showers are 
certainly here.....hope it's not going to
be too bad for the weekend as I have
some work going on in the garden!!
Trying to lay concrete in the rain is not 
the best!!

I have been looking back at the fab
projects that the DT have 
brought you over the last year and
I thought this one from Neil
might inspire those of you who like
to get all painty!!  Haha that's
a new word I think!

Neil said....

I'm going in search of adventure......through the looking glass
 and into the Kingdom of hearts.......

Inspired by Alice's adventures through the looking glass I had
 fun making my mirror "gateway to Wonderland" adventures 
on this journal page.

I started by adding a couple of card elements from the Tando
 Top Hat kit and some nailhead stickers to the Tando frame

Then everything was painted gold with DecoArt Media Gold paint.
 Once it had been given a coat of gold I mixed some Transparent
 Red Iron Oxide Fluid Acrylic to the gold and mixed it with
 some water. This was painted loosely over the frame and
 then dabbed off to give a more mottled finish.

A piece of thin card cut to size creates the mirror.

To create the faded figure stamp or draw a suitable shape onto 
the card in black. Paint the whole piece with the Media Silver
 Metallic paint. Use a damp tissue or towel to scrub back the
 area over the image. Repaint around the revealed shape to
 bring back the solid silver colour around the image.

Paint a couple of hearts on both sides using Quinacridone 
Red Fluid Acrylic

While wet dunk into a pile of Clear UTEE

Heat emboss using a pair of tweezers for safety.

Trim some slits into the "mirror" and slide the hearts in place 
so they appear to disappear into the surface.....

Attach to a suitable journal page, add your writing to finish.

Thanks Neil,
Don't you love the to try that!

This is what you'll need -

Thank you for joining us today, don't forget to let us 
know what you think!  We do like to see your comments.

Tomorrow is Challenge Day, the next
letter for The Alpha/Dictionary
Challenge, so see you then...

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. Wow the mirror is so clever! Fabulous make from Neil.
    I believe "painty" is indeed a word, a technical term for us crafters...


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