Hello to everyone who pops in today and thank you for your visit.
This time at Artful Times the theme is to make something using wood somewhere. I chose the theme before I left Artful Times and I hope lots of you will join in with Neet and Wendy and go to see what they have made for the challenge
This is what I have made as my entry for the challenge
It started out as a humble, used, wooden coaster. I bought a box of them for £1 and have already plans for most of them when time allows.
The first thing I did was give it a generous coat of orange emulsion
While that was still wet I sprayed weak solutions of some of the spray inks I have then dried it with a hot drier which makes it all bubble slightly to give some texture and different colours.
The fun bit now. I stamped my CI-264 stamp onto the coaster. Always love Crafty Individuals stamps and this one is so beautiful. Then I played around adding bits of this and that. Texture down the side with a Tim Holtz stencil and Grunge paste, fruit bag net, webbing, string and flowers. Then I dab bits here and there with a Bingo dabber. Must say I added another bingo dabber in parts and that was green but I had already taken this picture by then. Not sure why I added the gold peel-off as I don't think it says much really.
The last thing I did was give the whole thing a coat of yacht varnish which is a pale brown and very sticky but dries to a lovely shine and makes things stand out really well.
That's it for today I reckon as I am about to demolish all my crafty space to find out where the sockets are in this room. I am sure you, my fellow crafters, will know how scary that job is going to be.
Have a lovely day