Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy, Eclectica -Darcy

An ATC and a YouTube premiere! (82)

Hi 

I’m super excited! I’ve done a crafting video and edited it and added some captions! So proud of myself! 

What did I make? 

Well I made this…  

It’s an ATC using the theme of Gear which is the latest #52cafecards challenge in #maremismallart creative cafe group on Facebook.  

link to video 
Loved making it. Still finding it weird to talk to myself out loud whilst crafting! Hopefully you will find it informative and enjoyable.  

I did cut some waffle out and some of the faffing around but otherwise it’s pretty much as it happened. 
Hoping to make more videos … maybe aim for one crafting one a month? … but only if people find them useful. I’m still experimenting with the desk set up but starting to understand a bit more how much space I have for the camera picture.  

Anyways…. one more ATC towards the 365 challenge done. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Masks/Stencils

Postcard Art exchange… love letters and old lace

I have another postcard to share with you that I made for a swap. The theme was love letters and old lace. 

I started with modelling paste through a Donna Downey script stencil and then let it dry. 

Whilst it was drying I decided to use one of the Wendy Vecchi art parts I bought in the sale ages ago for the main feature. I covered the lady in gesso then stamped script in archival sepia and then added distress stain in several layers. 

Next to add colour to the postcard base. I used Distress inks and blended them with the blending tool. 

Now time to add the lace … 

I chose a piece of very wide lace and some trim and decided to add some glass bead gel too. This was it still wet.  I also added the lady using silicone gel glue. 

The next day once it was dry it was time for the title and some dots of liquid pearls. 

Love how the bead gel has brought through the colour of the distress inks and how vintage this looks.  

I also finished off with some gold pen.

Hopefully Alison who is the recipient will like it too! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine