(photo heavy post)
Last week I won a subscription to
...and it is fabulous!
It is more than a mag...it is also a craft community, and has monthly challenges for
it's members(you don't have to subscribe to join the site!!!)
This month the mag comes with free digi images from
who are another of the sponsors for our
over at Dream Valley Challenge
*using "Raggedy Anne and Andy dolls" from StarStampz*
I decided to use up another old canvas,
which gave me a lovely dark base...
roughed out with white gesso...
Glued my hand coloured image into position
and pushed more gesso through stencils to add texture.
Next a light wash of gesso over the whole piece
(avoiding coloured section) to blend in edges.
The members challenge at TTCRD this month is
Tic/Tac/Toe, and I chose to use Red/Metallic/Green
...smooshed some red and green acrylic (being careful not to mix
as this would make a muddy mess) over the background,
before rubbing more white over the top.
Now for the metallic.
Thick Gold embossing powder to form a frame...
followed by watered down Bronze paint from Golden.
Watering this paint down causes it to separate,
leaving lovely verdi gris pools.
I used the same Golden paint on chip board letters...
and a little Verdi Gris embossing powder around the edges
to reinforce the
"left out in the rain" feel.
as these little toys are clearly from Christmas's past.
Close up shots...
I would like to enter the following challenges;
Country View Challenge # December Red/Green/Rust (2nd entry)
TTCRD # Dec 5th - 11th Anything goes