In my last post, we scrapped a layout that started with some very ambitious resist and misting ideas. After dismantling and changing course, we ended up with a decently scrapped page, without resist. So, I am determined to get some successful resist action going on this page!
Here we go!
One of the many awesome ideas May talked about in class was to stamp prior to adding your resist, to give another layer of interest that will peek through. Let's do that!There we have it:
Now for the resist! Armed with gloss medium, a foam brush, and one of my favorite stamps...I forge fearlessly ahead:
After stamping the gloss several times, it's time to be patient and let it dry. While that dries, I have some fun with a canvas I have been working on. More on that soon :)
OK, we are all dry. I am hoping for a subtle "washed" effect, so I grab my picket fence distress stain:
Well, that certainly IS subtle! I can't even see it, can you???
Alright, forget subtle....here we go!
And now, since I have come to my senses and realized that I don't do subtle, let's really have some fun! May once mentioned in a "chat" forum that one of her favorite techniques is to smash (not sure if that was her term for it) her distress dabbers around. That could be fun.
Oh, look - that IS fun! And, now we have a picket fence party ALL over my craft table! My tiny attacher actually looks pretty with little white spots all over it - HAHA!
With our background all dry, let's layer! The Neapolitan collection from Dear Lizzy is still out on my desk and seems to work nicely with this photo...
I am liking this! Time for some fussy-cut flowers:
No. Like this? Yes. Better:
Those have been stitched on...time to curl the edges for dimension:
A little fringe is in order:
Ahhh, a fresh roll of grey Doodle Twine. Let's break that in, shall we?
More Fun! Sleepover Fun to be exact:
Remember that resist? Let's add some depth with a little pen work:
And, since it is late at night and I won't be able to take a picture until the next day, I feel the need to add some stickles! Hooray for unplanned drying time! Then, a bit of journaling, and it is finito!
Ahhhh....I shall call this a successful resist:
Hoorah! That was fun! Fun to throw subtle out the window. Fun to splatter things around! I think this might be one of my most "wild" layouts to date. But, I must say...it does make me smile :)
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