Saturday, 27 May 2017

Vintage Chic

Vintage Chic

Hallo there!

D'you know John Masefield's
poem?  The one that starts
I must go down to the sea again
the lonely sea and the sky......

Feel a bit like that myself today..

Here's Louise Thomson
she has her eye on the
sea too ....

"I found a very plain piece of 12”x 12” paper 
and spread it with sand texture paste 
in a loose cross shape. 

(I later regretted not choosing paper with
 a bit more weight to it, but hey ho.) 

Down the middle I added a scrap of lace.

On to some tissue paper I stamped the 
Blue Fern seaside stamp using memento ink.

 I tore scraps of this out and added 
to my base paper.

I gave the whole thing a watered down 
coating of Fresco nougat paint. 

Starting in the centre of the texture paste 
I spritzed water on to the paper and then 
sprinkled Brushos over the top.

 In some areas I added extra water and 
then blew the paint with a straw to create
 extra runs and drips.

Once the Brushos were dry I used 
a sizzix layering stencil, 
more Nougat paint and some 
cut n dry foam to add in a lacy design.

On to a separate piece of card I stamped the

 Blue Fern seaside stamp twice. 
I lightly distressed the edges and added 
a little gold alchemy wax.

On to this I added my beachy photo, 
also with some wax and paint 
added around the edges. 

(In case anyone is interested, 
this beautiful beach is at 
Heartland Point in North Devon. 
Well worth a visit – we saw 
seals the day we went!) 

I also die cut some flowers from 
the Sizzix wildflowers die set.

I partially re inked the seaside stamp using 
Broken China Distress Oxide ink and 
then spritzed with water before stamping 
a few times around the edges of the project. 

I found you can get two or three good 
prints like this before needing to re ink.

I also added a few die cut birds 
using an Impression Obsession die. 
These were then painted over in Fresco paint 
and had a little of the Brushos blended in with them.

Finally I added a selection of bits and pieces 
from my ‘things-too-pretty-to-throw-away-and-
I’m-sure-I’ll-find-a-use-for-them-one-day’ drawer. 

This included a flower made out of more lace 
with a brad pressed through the middle, 
a ceramic button that I was kidding myself 
if I thought I would ever get around to 
stitching on to a cardy, and a little glass bottle
 that once contained tiny beads, now stuffed 
with a scrap of stamped card as a 
message in a bottle. 

With a little fine liner doodling around the edge,

 the whole page was complete"

Materials list:
12” x 12” paper (mine was too thin, I would recommend this one)
Distress oxides – Broken China
Fresco paints – Nougat

Such a lovely page
thank you Louise

I feel quite inspired now
to take a walk with my
trusty camera along the
the sea front (as we call
the prom in these parts)

I have the stamp, etc, etc.........
Just need a photo.......

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx

1 comment:

  1. .... all I need is a tall ship and a star to steer her by. I don't remember many poems but that one is a favourite. I used that line on a project once when I attempted to stamp a ship onto a shell - another unfinished project! Louise's page is lovely, the seaside stamp makes such a great frame for the photo.
    Get out there with your camera Mickie, go walk along that prom. x


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