Well, we have a painty evening planned for Scrapclub Wednesday night !
We are planning to be using Paperartsy's lovely Chalk Fresco Paints onto glass jars & then stamping on top of this - so fingers crossed we all get on all right with the painty project !
I haven't done this technique for the past couple of years - so I thought I ought to have a bit of a dry run at my desk last Saturday !
We were having a very stormy day - with the garden disappearing under a debris blanket of fresh new oak leaves & twigs - such a mess !
So I spent the afternoon ignoring the outside world & playing at my desk !
This is the small practice jar I had a go at - it was given to me by friends in Spain & it used to have honey in the lower jar & almonds in the jar that forms the lid. Here it is painted & stamped - with some treasured gold to finish it. You can also spy a few butterflies punched from the punches I bought on a half price deal at Hobbycraft last week !
Lynda & I have been intending to start a rainbow journal - with each page themed on a colour from the rainbow & I had done nothing about it - paralysed by blank page syndrome & indecision !
So whilst I had paint left over from painting the jar I decided to take the plunge & just get the background colours laid down onto some watercolour paper sheets !
So here on the desk today you can see I have worked through the rainbow with Fresco paints - & even dug out my Gimmermists - which I hadn't taken out of the craft cupboard for months - to get the base of each page started !
So now at least I have somewhere other than a blank white sheet to get me on my way !
I have been buying magazines too !
The Rose Garden sheet of stamps came with Creative Stamping magazine & the Lavinia stamps were free with Papercraft Essentials.
Tracy from Lavinia was the first to bring these silhouette style fairies & nature stamps to the market & though many, many stamp companies have copied her style but I still love her original artworks.
I do try to support her work & not her cheaper me-too imitators ! I am looking forward to playing with these next weekend !
I set up a mini-production line with stamps, glue, gems & Stickles & finally got my ATC's done for the WOYWW crop at the end of the month !
And just to finish, I came across this House of Zandra decoupage design at Ally Pally last month & just knew I had to make it for Lynda's birthday card - I do find decoupage very calming & therapeutic !
Lynda loves her garden - so this seemed "just her" !
Hope you have a great crafty week