"I’m using the middle sized wood bag for today’s project. These are great substrates and because they’re so solid they’re great to stamp on to".
I used a stencil and some Grunge Paste to add texture on all sides of the bag.
Before I removed the stencil I spritzed the flourish stamp from Hot Picks 1005 with water and pressed it into the Grunge Paste.
You can see the fabulous texture the stamp has created in the Grunge Paste here.
When the Grunge Paste was dry I covered the whole bag with Cheesecake Fresco Finish Paint, which is opaque and perfect as a first coat.
I then used some Pumpkin Soup and blended it over the surface with a baby wipe.
I used the same technique with Brown Shed, adding some with a brush and then blending it with a baby wipe.
Still not satisfied with the colour I then used some HeyPesto.
I love the effect that Hey Pesto has with these colours, because it’s a translucent it lets the colours below show through.
I’ve used the Mini Marakesh stencil with Blood Orange all over the bag. Then I placed the stencil back over the Gunge Paste and stamped the script using Mini 44.
I’ve used the little swirl stamp from Hot Pick 1004 and stamped it with a mix of Brown Shed with Blood Orange.
I wanted to add some paler stamping so used the little dotty stamp from Hot Pick 1204 and dabbed off some of the paint before stamping.
I didn’t like the Tinned Peas on it’s own so I brushed over the top with Onyxite Treasure Gold. I then stamped the text from Hot Pick Xtra04.
I cut three flowers using the Grunge Flower 1 & 2 and Scallop Flower dies from Crunchy Waxed Paper. I then painted them with a mixture of BrownShed and Pumpkin Soup.
I screwed the flowers up and when I unravelled them brushed Classic Treasure Gold over them.
For the centre of the flower I’ve used a flower button. This is what it looked like before I painted it.
I layered the flower up and stuck it to the front of the bag adding some metal leaves.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects for this week. I’ll be back at the beginning of July !
Leandra Says: Wow the colours looks fantastic on this Sue, love how it's so easy to create depth with the translucent shades that you chose. The flourish stamped into the Grunge Paste through the stencil is inspired. i have so many bold stencils I could try that with too!! A fantastic week Sue, thank you so much!
Gillian Says: This is my fav of the week Sue, love the rich warm tones and the depth created by adding layers of stamping and texture together is just beautiful. Thank you for another week of amazing projects. x