Thursday, 17 September 2015
I have been having a really good tidy up in my craft room and it's a lovely haven of creativity again.
I just cannot be creative in a mess. That's me - it's fine if you can!! Actually, I wish I could to be honest but there we go.
Being able to just sit down and make has led me to an extremely enjoyable session with the Brusho pigment powders. My friend Catherine has used her to great effect for ages and mine have sat unused and unloved *shame*. Well - this PaperArtsy post for the current challenge, showing lots of different ways to use the powders, inspired me to open those pots and have a go.
I started off with an M&S mint tin and took it's lid off. I then used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint in Purple Rain and covered the tin, the matchbox blank and the little leg-spools. Then came the fun part! I taped a piece of white tissue paper to a non-stick sheet and sprinkled orange, green and purple Brushos onto it before spraying with water. That's when the magic happened - the little bits of pigment powder all sprung into miraculous life and created the most amazing background - it actually looked like velvet. I blitzed the tissue paper with my heat gun and then hung it up (carefully) to finish drying. I then used a PaperArtsy ruler stamp with black Ranger Archival to add some detail. Then I ripped pieces off and stuck them on the tin and matchbox with Ranger Glue n' Seal. I stamped the PaperArtsy wings and sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed with WOW flourescent orange embossing powder. The wings were mounted on a little spring to add some dimention.
The little vial full of "blood" is by Creative Expressions and is actually full of alcohol ink. The skull is by Tim Holtz, as is the tissue tape I have stuck inside the rim of the tin. As for the spider, my son got him last Hallowe'en and he's been so realistic sat on a shelf in my craft room I've nearly swatted him a few times!! The key was from my stash and all the embellishments were stuck on using Ranger's Glossy Accents. I had huge fun making this little piece and I hope it's just the start of more creative fun.