Good morning! Today I have a mini multi media board to show you for our challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog. When I heard the challenge was Sparkle, I immediately thought of the sparkling stars in my night sky that I am so fortunate to see almost every night if there are no clouds. One benefit of "living in the "country" :)
There are quite a few layers on this one! ...I seem to need to do that to be completely happy lol...more on this below :)
Here I started with priming a board with Gesso. Then I picked out some of my favorite Hero Arts background stamps and stamped them on tissue paper with Rangers Archival ink. I adhered them to the board with Mod Podge, applying it only on the back of the tissue paper, this keeps the paper porous and workable.
Here I applied a Crafter's Workshop stencil and sprayed it with Dylusions ink in two different blue colours. But I sprayed way too much and the ink bled under the stencil ooops....at this point I am a little worried!! I always think about starting over at this point :) but don't...I just put it aside for a bit and come back....guess I am too stubborn!
So I gave it a white wash of paint. I am still not loving it!!! I think I put it aside again LOL!
From this point on I just started to stencil in some stars....one large on in the corner and smaller ones around the board. Of course I had to use my favorite product at the moment to sparkle them up :).... Tim Holtz Crackle Paint :) I randomly stamped small images, and added silver pen and beads around the board. To finish it off, I computer generated a sentiment and outlined it in silver leaf pen. Here are a couple of close-ups of the finer finishing layers.
So of course the moral of this board's story is never give-up!! I am pleased with it now, but this seems to be an ongoing story with all my boards!....does anyone have this "problem"...or is it just the "journey" ? :)
I so hope you can join us over at Simon Say Stamp and Show for this For the Love of Sparkle challenge, for one lucky entrant receives a $50 dollar store voucher!!! There is a special brag blinkie also up for grabs for the top 3. I highly encourage you to check out all the DT's projects...they are truly amazing!
Have a fantastic day! Hugs, TRace