We're half way through the week! Whooohooo! What a gorgeous sunny day it was today.. And I was stuck in he office.. Not so whoohooo.. But hey! Nearly there!
I have a quick ish project to share with you today. This was supposed to be a light coloured crackled shabby chic door hanger which turned out rather urban looking. Well, when I start playing I might have a vision of what I'd like this or that to look like but sometimes end up taking a totally different route. I like to play and try new products and this time I ended up playing with my Decoart stash. It all started with a white Gesso, of course, added the gorgeous Burlap acrylic paint, Weathered Wood on top, dried it, Snow White on top & let it crackle. This is where it was heading in the shabby chic direction. Then I saw the fabulous Decoart designed stencils by Andy Skinner and just could not resist. This was the point when I decided to darken the background. Added tiny smudges of Cobalt Teal here and there & used the Quinacridone Gold fluid acrylic mixed with Bittersweet Chocolate acrylic paint and a tiny dash of my Matte Varnish over the whole hanger. Nice!
I stenciled with Snow White and the gorgeous Cadmium Red Americana Acrylic paint using the Industrial Elements stencil and the Children stencil with the mask. A few splatters here and there and I was done.
The hanger should read 'danger zone' really and go on the girls' bedroom as it looks like one every evening. Forget about pink an petals.. They are little terrors. The other day I couldn't find my little one. She's 19 months now, climbs everything, can talk a little and is a really sweet and affectionate thing when she doesn't wake me up screaming at 6:30am. So anyway.. The toys were all over the floor, I could hear her but couldn't see her. It's a small room really.. Looking closer I found out she removed the drawer from the toy cupboard, like a tornado thrown all toys out and climbed into the empty space of the cupboard sitting there and singing to herself. Bless her!
Have a fab day/night wherever you are! I'll be back soon!
Frilly & Funkie - Snap, Crackle, Crackle
Anything But a Card - Inspired by the Masters (I think you may have guessed - Andy Skinner's techniques, tools... Andy Skinner indeed!)
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