Big post today, lots to see and I had so much fun doing all these..
My title tells it all, I went quite silly with backgrounds and mushrooms...
Sorry, there are a lot of photos with this one..
A cardboard box cut into three panels, then the layer of paper on top peeled off in places, that is what I started with, not hard, and quite relaxing..
Die cut this large and fun mushroom die set and shaded up the edges with dark grey ink..
Inked up the tops with red distress ink then sprayed it all with water..
Taking the panel, I added gesso with a spatula thinking it was modelling paste...duh!.
When dry I started adding ink..letting it run down in a drizzle, with lots of water..
Die cut leaves, added the mushroom tops and quite happy with the panel at this stage..
added a bit of ink to the leaves to bring some life into them..
While I put that lot aside to dry etc, I found my masking tape and decided to make a log..
And it really is this easy..
just squish the tape onto a piece of card..
Add more squished tape until you have the panel full..
Then paint with gesso, that will fill gaps and hold it all together, you can paint with glue first, but I forgot to do that..
Then the fun part with spraying..
Just keep spraying and dryng, until you have it..
Another panel, this time with Tim Holtz Distress Grit paste
When dried, spray it..
Dry in between the layers, not totally, just a bit.
When totally dry, it darkens up real well..
Gave this leaf a spray too..
This mushroom I made orange...
Deep and dark and added lots of water so it could react..
Then added Nuvo stone drops on it.
But the white reacted with the oxide and the spots went orange...can't have that, so..
I cut new tops and,
Coloured with Stampin' up inks, from years ago..
and these two were put together and done, after adding Moss
After all that fun, the urge to make more bark was there and going to stay, so made a whole panel up this time, not just a log..
This time using water paints out of a tube.
and then mixed all the paints together and finished it off...
Yep, guess who, she was so hungry and neglected, had cough, and feeling rejected and miserable and alone and sat there staring at me..right in the middle of my mushrooms.
So I took a break and gave her some chicken and her biscuits..
Came back and made purple mushrooms..
same as before but on a bark background with moss and leaves..
And there we go, three panels, three colours of mushrooms,
and fat and full cat, all was good..
Thank you so much for stopping by..
I'll see you Monday..
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