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Wednesday, 1 May 2013
How does your garden grow for Country View Crafts Challenge DT
well what a wonderful lot of entries we had last month...and now onto this months challenge which is How does your garden grow?. make sure you pop across here to the challenge site as there are treats a plenty in store this month as well as a super special Guest Designer and some other guest designers, so there will be stacks to inspire you all month!..so pop here So here is my piece and I went for a garden with a difference...:
I started with a papier mache hanging board and glued lots of gear die cuts to it. I love cogs...so much...then when they were all stuck down, (I used cosmic shimmer glue..which is fab fab fab!) I coated the whole thing in gesso. Then I set to work using some home made sprays using mini mister bottles, water and re-inkers in walnut stain and frayed burlap (my love affair with this colour continues!) I also used lots of water... I played and played until I was happy and then dried it.
Now onto the fun of the flowers..
I decided to create imaginary flowers with imaginary leaves for my steampunk garden . I applied DIY aluminium tape to cardstock, but ranger foil sheets would work and then die cut flowers using the tattered floral die. Then I embossed them using new gears embossing folder. next to add colour, I used alcohol inks in various brown colours and then when dry I shaped.