I hope you had a good weekend? It was mostly rainy here in London so despite having a Bank Holiday weekend we didn't get to do much outdoors. Did I mention how much I love English weather... NOT!
I wasn't slacking though. I decided to de-clatter my craft space and have come across this lid that used to be on a round box of pampering toiletries for a mummy-to be. I saved silly things like that... 'in case they get handy one day..' I decided to alter it as it reminded me of a round canvas. It is very sturdy so perfect for the purpose. This is what I did...
|This is the round lid, about 20cm in diameter|
|After I covered the whole lid in Gesso (2x) I went over it with my Scarlet Red Artists Acrylic paint and I was not looking for perfection|
|I used my Damask (Cuttlebug) embossing folder & Gesso to stamp with|
|What a great background for some art journaling! I will add this pic to my 'Freebies' page where you can save it onto your PC should you wish. As you can see I used the Prima Script stamp & Teal Zeal Memento ink here|
|I added some roses (Prima, Fairy Collection) with my Espresso Memento Ink|
|Here's the finished piece decorated with some handmade cheesecloth flowers, some Prima flowers, mulberry flowers, pearls, silver Glitter Frosting Paste by Glitzcraft, Tim Holtz die cuts & embellishments, etc.|
What do you think? I enjoyed making my faux peeled/aged wall background and will be using this technique again. It is perfect for the shabby chic style.
I would like to enter this artsy piece into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog - The Artsy Stamp (both of the stamps by Prima used are quite artsy, so I hope this counts..)
Scribble & Scrap Blog - Always, Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Sparkle & Shine
I look forward to reading your comments! Thank you for stopping by!
All the best,