here. It is about 40 minutes long and I watched it twice and was completely spell-bound - she either spent hours making it or is a natural educator. I was in France when I watched it the first time and really wanted to get back so I could give it a go. Unfortunately whilst I was away our closest friend over there, Martin, died. I had to come home on the planned flight to take Mum for a doctor's appointment, and then fly back to France five days later, hence this canvas being far from perfect, but it was a bit of fun during a stressful week so I'm glad I did it. I will definitely have another go when I have more time.
You will need to watch the video for details of Leandra's technique but basically I followed what she said to the letter, stamping the Lynne Perella stamps onto Crackly Tissue Paper with Versafine in Onyx Black, heat setting it, then painting from behind with Fresco Finish Paints. I stamped the harlequin/script stamp which is an old Paper Artsy mini using Snowflake applied with cut n dry foam. I didn't have a script stamp which is what Leandra used, which would have been much better. I also couldn't find my chunky canvases which I know are up in the loft somewhere so I will have another search for next time. I went a bit wrong as for some reason I thought Leandra had said Snowflake for the face, and Vintage Lace for the cheeks, but it should have been Vintage Lace for the face and a pink for the cheeks. I could do with bullet points on the blog to accompany the video so I can follow things and not go adrift as there was such a lot to remember.
This was such a great technique and definitely something I wouldn't have tried without the video to guide me, so thank you very much to Paper Artsy for the wonderful 'product support' and the great blog tutorials. Mine is not up to Leandra's standard but I will try harder next time and blog my next attempt! In the meantime I am linking this in to the PA blog
as I have used Fresco paints, Crackly tissue Paper, and Lynne Perella Stamps. Many thanks to my kind friend Petra for supplying me with the tissue and the stamps.