Friday, 25 January 2013
Paper Artsy Portfolio and Fresco Finish Tags
I have had a fabulous day today crafting with Brenda from Bumblebees and Butterflies. I dropped her a line last night to say I was itching to do one of the techniques they have been showing on the Paper Artsy blog and did she have any stamps she could bring with her to add to the ones I already had. I know she is a good sport! Have you been following the techniques? They are having guest designers and so far have had Helen Chilton, who I have admired ever since I started stamping, and this week it is the turn of Linda Cain who has been making some stunning projects. As I am a great fan of Fresco Finish paints and have the Portfolio crayons I was dying to have a play!
For the tags I followed Helen's technique of covering the surface with Snowflake Fresco Finish and then I scribbled on the crayons. I said to Brenda, 'I'm going to do a Helen now, as I grabbed Pink, Lime, Orange, and Yellow!' (hope she doesn't mind my saying that!). It was such fun!! then I stamped in Black StazOn as advised by Helen and Leandra, and scratched back through the crayon to the white underneath to create highlights. Loved doing this! I finished off as recommended by Linda, with Diamante brads.
I am really enjoying this series of techniques and hope they will continue with it, and am entering these tags to their link.