YouTube video

My first YouTube video… unwrapping Feb Artful Days goodie box¬†

Yes… my first YouTube video was filmed and uploaded this morning. Nothing made just unwrapping Artful Days goodie box…. prepare for lots of oohs! 

Mainly done to test out desk set up for recording… some more experiments to be made to get that right before I create and film. Plus no snazzy stuff going on with captions etc… just a plain upload of the film as is! 

Exciting… and equally aware of how incredibly weird it is to talk to myself whilst doing something. Lol. 

Not sure how to add the video here other than as a link so will add the link for now and then work out the video when I get home tonight.  

Link to YouTube

Enjoy… or not as you wish! 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine  

Masks/Stencils

For ATC’S sake … 71 & 72

Another couple of ATC’S to share today. The base for these was some packaging from some embellishments I bought. It’s quite sturdy board but I still managed to cut it with my rotary trimmer. It’s also quite glossy cardstock so needed gesso to give it some tooth!

I decided to grab my Distress crayons to create the background and keep to the blues and greens colour scheme. using gesso as the base is definitely the answer for this as it helps them to blend together.  This is how I scribbled them on but once blended with my finger and a little water they are more of a green all over! 

I wanted to have a floral look to the background so grabbed a Clarity stencil and a baby wipe and removed colour through the stencil aperture. In one I went for a focal image and the other just went for the overall background of flowers.

I edged both of them with black gesso to start the process of ‘framing the artwork’.

Decided to do some doodling on them both… ithe was a bit of a random decision to do this… as wasn’t entirely sure where to go with them. So pleased I did! I loved both the process and how they then looked! 

I am particularly pleased with the bottom one… but the top one is also really cute.  I then added some colour to the flowers and leaves in the first one, and just a tiny bit of colour to the centre of the flowers for the second one.  the colour is ink added with a water brush.

Didn’t want to add much else, so will probably add a word to these and consider them done. 

In other news I’ve filmed and uploaded my first YouTube video! Not making anything but instead unwrapping my latest Artful Days goodie box! 

link to the video on YouTube
Happy crafting! 

Catherine