Hi folks! It's Tando time and this weeks theme is 'Things With Wings'. So, of course, butterflies it is....
This week I also got to play with some lovely goodies from Stampendous. Having a box full of goodies is a dream but having to chose which ones to use first can also be a bit of a problem...
Here is what I created....
I chose the Tando memo/chalk board To Do set to play with this week. It comes in two parts, the back, to be used as the message board and the front part, to be used as a frame to go around it. It also has extra bits which can be used as daily sections to write on - but I chose not to use them for this project.
Concentrating on the frame, first I used the Tando criss cross grid mask and put a thick layer of homemade texture paste through it in random areas. I painted over it using DecoArt Media Acrylic Fluids. When it was dry, I painted over a thick layer of DecoArt Weathered Wood to create a crackled surface. When it dried, I then painted a layer of DecoArt Antiquing Cream over the top.
I wanted to use a range of different mediums and different techniques on the butterflies. I used gilding flakes, Stampendous embossing enamel, homemade texture paste and stamping with gesso to create some fabulous texture on each of the butterflies.
The texture the embossing enamel creates is just stunning!!! Amazing and almost unbelievable that a tiny pot of powder can create such a beautiful effect. I'm in love!!!!
Bits I used....
Memo/chalk board To Do
Minis - butterflies
Butterfly grab bag
Bug Set 1 large
Mask - criss cross grid
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Fran-tage embossing enamel - aged taupe, shabby green, aged ivory.
Stamps - Natalie Kalbach - Kaffee Klatsch
Media Fluid Acrylics
Antiquing cream - white
I hope you like my 'Things With Wings' themed creation.
Toodles for now...