Monday, January 13, 2014

I have been semi-busy in my craft room. Camelot are having a market on Sunday 2nd Feb at their shop and anyone can have a stall there selling their hand-crafted goods of excess supplies so I thought it would be a good time to go through my stash and get rid of anything I know I will not use. You know what they say one girls trash is another girls treasure. I have got about half way through and got sick of trying to decide what I want to keep and what I don't so diverted to decorating the cover of a book. I badly need a new recipe book so decided to decorate a book cover for this use. I did not want it too bulky as it has to stand up to some pretty rough handling so this is what I came up with.

I coated the cover with Gesso to start, then Luminarte silks in guatemalan green, snap dragon and sunflower. When that was dry I used Kaisercraft Leaves stencil and Matisse Iridescent Medium to create some texture. Next I stamped randomly (if there is such a thing) over the whole area with Kaisercraft Alphabet, Numbers and Grid clear stamps and Stayzon Black Ink. With my Mont Marte Yellow Pastel Glider (similar to Gelato) I added some yellow highlights around the edge if the cover. I then cut the cupcakes out of patterned paper and stuck them on. I added some detail and highlights and shading using my Faber-Castell pitt pens. The "sprinkles" on the cupcakes was made by painting some chipboard white and then using a punch to make the tiny circles. Although it does not show very well in the photos the "sprinkles" have a coat of Kindy Glitz for a bit of sparkle. The chipboard letters for the title were painted white then sprayed with Yellow Daisy Glimmermist. I then used a couple of yellow pitt pens for a bit of shading on them. All of that was topped off with a coat of Mod Podge.

With the temperature being in the 40's for the rest of the week I think I will have plenty of time in my craft room to sort through the rest of my stash, I don't plan on venturing too far outside.

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Till next time

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