I'm here today to share another project using the new Artistic Outpost releases Chalkboard Wisdom and Chalk It Up.
Since I didn't manage to get all my creations made before the deadline (postal problems), I have the advantage of having been able to make this one with some leftovers from Anna's class - as well as with some inspiration from some of her techniques.
And don't fall over in shock, but it's a card!
I grabbed some 6 x6 kraft cards the last time I was in The Range, thinking that it was about time I tackled this stupid 'cardophobia' of mine. The kraft appealed, obviously, and I hoped the square shape would mean I could pretend it was just a canvas to play on...
I arranged some torn strips of book page, as well as some of the packaging left from all the goodies we got to play with at the weekend, and some of the Prima resist canvas strips, also leftover from the projects we made.
Where I've departed from the Finnabair look is in leaving it all "naked" - rather than spritzing and spraying it to within an inch of its life!
Given the sentiment I planned to use, I wanted to keep things simple and natural.
I grabbed the sentiment - one of my chalkboard experiments from my playing session last week, and added that to the mix. (For anyone who missed that post, you can find out how I created my chalkboard look here.)
The sentiment is from Chalkboard Wisdom, and I added the frame from Chalk It Up.
The idea of twirling some thread around for extra texture and interest is straight from Anna's journalling pages...
I love the random look of it.
So that's all very well, but - deep breath everybody - it's time to get messy...
The final task was to let fly with the gesso - tapping and twirling it off a wooden barbecue skewer...
...and pretty messy too!
So there you go - a card, and I don't hate it... that's definitely progress!
If we've managed to tempt you into these new sets, or if you've been using any other Artistic Outpost stamps on your projects, you can enter them in the September Referral Programme over at AO, and be in with a chance to win the prize draw at the end of the month.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.