Jenn brought us a fun technique for today's Technique Lover's Challenge that I couldn't resist. Good thing my DD's school (where she's taking one class so we're following their schedule) had a fog day cancellation so I didn't have a full day of homeschooling to fulfill. Jenn suggested an open stamp for the technique and I thought of this pear. I stamped the pear and the leaves in Whisper White then embossed with white ep. I masked over them and stamped the script bg. I used the watered down white ink first to paint my pear then proceeded to add layers of color. Wish I'd used watercolor paper as I ended up with pilling (my 11yo DD said she likes how it turned out because it looks rustic!) I distressed my edges, sponged a bit of Crumb Cake on then added some watercolored shadowing. I wrapped my dp with fiber ala Pam/Bailmac and popped my panel over this. I created two notched banners and distressed them lightly popping them over the fibers.
step by step photos on my blog
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013 GMT Views: 1344
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Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 2:56 PM
I agree with your 11yo DD, this is so rustic and cool and simply fabulous! Love it! TFS :0)
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Mon, Sep 30, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
Gail, your pear looks wonderful! Your design with all the layers is wonderful and I love the script in the background! Your distressing and the linen thread give it that natural feel and looks awesome! Love the soft woodgrain on the background panel too!