Monday, 30 September 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONJA...

Almost two weeks ago it was Sonja's birthday and I never know what to get her so I thought I would make something instead...
 

I stumbled over this idea by Sarah Carrington on the Bubbly Funk forum. She had used the technique to decorate a frame but I thought I would do it as a canvas with a framed quotation added to it.

Basically I stuck wooden letters to the canvas and then coated with gesso... then I coated with sky blue paint by Claudine Helmuth then added a crackle glaze.  It was then coated with Claudine's traditional tan...took ages as each coat had to dry thoroughly before the next one was added...I then swiped over the letters with walnut stain distress ink and also the edges of the canvas.   I stamped and embossed the quotation onto card that I had added distress ink to and then made a frame which I covered with washi tape.  the flower is one we received in a Scarlet Lime mixed media kit which was bright yellow but I pained red and Midge (which Sonja gave me for my birthday) is stamped onto text patterned card...

 
The card is done using the masking tape method I was trying out a couple of weeks ago with Midge masked before inking.  The washi tape is a smudge I was trying to cover but I think it just adds to the overall look...xxx