Good Monday Morning Ladies,
I hope that you all enjoyed the weekend, we were treated to a perfect Autumn weekend, lovely warm sunshine all weekend a good breeze too, perfect for drying washing. We got a few garden jobs done, we popped to our little local garden centre yesterday to pick some bulbs for Spring, we are going to put them in pots this year, that way we can move them about .
Today I am sharing some backgrounds that Sonia created as part of our last challenge, I wanted to share the 'naked' backgrounds as we don't usually get to appreciate the base layers that make up gorgeous mixed media pieces, like everything in life a good foundation is essential! I will add Sonia's description below:
"The first one, I used a Memory Box stencil and texture paste. While the paste was still wet I put a load of gilding flakes on, once dry I buffed them flakes off - this was actually my second attempt as I didn’t put enough flakes on the first.
The second background is texture paste with cosmic shimmer mixed in, and then a little sprinkled on top while still wet. I’ve used an AALL and Create stencil."
Thank you Sonia for sharing your mixed media backgrounds with us, I am looking forward to seeing what these two turn into, I love the idea of added Gilding Flakes, the shine must be so eye catching, definitely on my 'to try' list. It's lovely to have some inspiration as I think a lot of the time with any mixed media piece we look at the white space and think "where do I start ", (well I do)!
Thanks again my lovely XXX
I am hoping to have a good few hours in the craft room today, after I have called the Doctors of course, Paul is working from home today so I will have someone to chat to while I create,
I hope that your week gets off to a great start,
Love & Hugs to all of you,