Hello crafty friends.
This weekend I ran across Mission Inspiration on Facebook - a group headed up by Mike Deakin. They have a monthly challenge on Facebook with a set of prompts. This month's challenge included three colors, tissue paper, circles, numbers and some other items. The way he announces the challenge in a super secret message that self destructs is soooo fascinating and his accent is amazing. Did I mention, I have listened to that message 10 times? LOL. I recommend you join the Facebook group just so you can listen to his messages! I am looking forward to March's already.I couldn't resist playing since I have my new journal, the Heavy Metal Inspiration by Valerie at **Art*Journal*Journey*, and this fun new Arched Window stamp from DRS Designs.
*Botanical tissue paper with clear gesso
*Coat of clear glaze medium, clear gesso, and gray chalk paint mixed together
*Layer of white craft ink to tone down the gray
*Light brushing of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to tone down the white craft ink (lol)
*Texture paste on brink stencil
*Light brushing of glaze mixture with a bit of white gouache paint mixed in - only on the bricks
*Stamped the window twice and cut out the window panes: paint the window and shutters with watercolors
*Painted over the Tim Holtz doll with black paint and then cut her in half
*Layered up the window (background in window is old embossing folder print)
*Toned down the blue on the window with some of the gray glaze
*Added some Versamark and SU! Copper Embossing Powder on the window, shutters and bricks for my heavy metal touch and to add interest
*Stenciled on some high numbers (my age, hubby's, and various family members over 60)
*Spilled some coffee and stamped around the page with my coffee cup to make circles
*Made some little circles under the bricks for my marks
*Journal about how aging feels like hitting a brick wall over and over (not really but sort of)
Super fun and very therapeutic.
Here is a close up picture of the window and the bricks.