Evening all. I awoke to snow this morning! Now I know for some of you that is not unusual, but here in the south west of the UK we don't get that much, and certainly not that fast, 5" in a few hours...its covered up all my weeds and dead plants in the garden and it looks so pretty now!
Have you been watching the CHA 2013 video's on the web? I know I have. They are so inspiring and I now have a rather long lust list of Tim Holtz new goodies (his new paints look fabulous) and Dylusions (WHITE spray ink!! I need it, plus ALL the new colours!!).
However, after spending SO long clearing out my craft space I vowed that anything coming into the room needed to be productive and get used (that includes me!! I admit I often sit here, Spotify or BBS6 music playing and before I know it an hour has passed me by!!) and the fact that January is rather a lean month, so I thought I would use up some more of my stash to see if I could make new stash.
Inspired by both Dina Wakely and Dyan Reavley (they are both so talented) I decided to make a figure mask from some leftover plastic.
I chose a figure from a magazine
I traced it with a permanent marker
and cut it out so I had both a postitive and negative image.
I inked through the stencil with Dylusion inks and then used black acrylic with gold interference paint to add some depth, using the figure cutout to protect the image.
I stamped through with a Dylusions background stamp (I use these all the time they are so versatile) and also stamped it with white stayz on using the stamp without an acrylic block so I could bend the stamp slightly and use part of the image.
I added circles of white paint (using the dylusions ink lid as a stamp).
I love the effect, the stencil is no where near as good as the dylusions one (in either detail or quality) BUT its a great way for me to see if it is a product I would use in the future before I look to making the investment (which lets face it will probably happen quite soon!!).
That's it for now, I am off for a warming cuppa (or maybe some mulled cider.....much more suitable with the snow outside I think!).