Hi all. I am taking a class with Christy Tomlinson (The Art Society), which is really good - very different to what I would usually do, and this month - no paint! Withdrawal symptoms commencing!
The covering is from a napkin, stripped back to one layer, and chopped into strips, broadly the same sort of depth. I wish I had taken a photo before I 'aquarelled' (another new verb) around the edges of each of the patches. It made so much difference. I managed to salvage a little bit of paper clay (most of it had unfortunately set into a pillow shape that didn't really fit with what I wanted to do. But I got enough to make 3 stars.
I found some silver 'Gold Finger' in my cupboard, and some black shimmer DecoArt metallic lustre. I rubbed them both on around the inside and outside edges of the frame, and also around the outside of the plaque in the centre, and on the paper clay stars.
I doodled some stitches (and on the basis it would have to be a miracle for me to sew anything, this was pretty good!) on top of the aquarelle shading
This class is about using what you've got, perhaps in different ways to how you have used it before. I have a whole load of Thickers sticky letters, but these black glittery ones worked really well, with my word of the moment 'Soar'.
Hope you like!
Substrate: Papier Mache Frame
Paint and ink
Bling and other stuff
Aquarelle pencil: Black
Staedtler fine liner: Black
Thickers letters: Boho black
DecoArt: Decopage glue
Daler Rowney Gold Finger: Silver
DecoArt Metallic Lustre: Black Shimmer