Thanks for popping in.
Thought I’d try something new today.
Last night we were invited to dinner with our friends,
Debby and Gill.
Debby and Gill are two of the most creative women
you could wish to meet.
Always making, painting, crafting, inventing.
Well, last night, Gill showed me a card she’d made,
using our lovely Chinese Lantern Stencil.
“Cor!” I said, “I like that! How did you do that?”
So Debby shot off and got the ingredients
while Gill told me how it works.
Packed us off with the ingredients and the information,
and whole-hearted permission to share with you.
Which is brilliant and much appreciated.
So I thought rather than use the same stencil,
I’d try a different one, and see if it worked.
These two stencils are fab.
Brush a little Evergreen Bough through the base area
with our Stencil brush
Brush a little Ripe Persimmon through the upper left area
with second Stencil brush.
Brush a little Mustard Seed through the upper right area
with third Stencil brush.
Time to get some more brushes?
They do wash out, but the more the merrier!
I wiped the ink on the stencil into the aperture
using a make-up sponge.
Now for the translucent embossing paste.
Pull that through the stencil.
Kindly donated by Debby and Gill.
Available on Amazon...
Drag it through the stencil, over the colour.
Remove stencil, I think Gill said....
Yeah, you’d have to - otherwise you’d make a right old mess
with the next step!
In fact, Gill was quite emphatic about the little glass beads
and how they go
So I put my creation in a plastic tray
before I poured the glass beads all over.
And then I remembered the last thing she said
as we were getting in the car....
“The only thing is, you have to let it set and dry for about 4 hours.”
So I shall have to show you the finished example first thing tomorrow morning,
because I really need to go rescue the roast lamb,
before I cremate it.
Let’s take another look at Gill’s lovely work,
and hope mine glistens like that tomorrow....
because at the moment, it is looking a wee bit flat & dull!
Maybe when the paste dries clear it will improve!
I do like these little Micro glass beads though.
Thank you lovely ladies for inspiring and teaching me
It’s cool to try something new, isn’t it.
And here’s Dave, looking much more like his old self too.
Thank goodness for good friends.
love and hugs,