Tuesday 25 February 2020

2020 #4 Mighty Mica: Fairy Play with ELB {by Etsuko Noguchi}

2020 Topic 4: Mighty Mica

Etsuko's glimmery and textured Wall Hanging is the perfect place for the fairies to play. The joint tape is a fabulous inexpensive addition which really adds to the finished result. Look closely, there are so many extra details and products! 

Hi everyone, it's Etsuko (My favorite thingwith you today, and I'd like to share with you a Wall Hanger using lovely Lin Brown's stamps and stencil.

Lin's collections are so popular with many craftspeople and I always looked forward to the release of her wonderful work. Today I used her beautiful flower stamp and the stencil of my favourite bubbles to create a scene for the fairies to play in.

This time I used a papier-mache base. It's one of my favourite materials which I bought a long time ago from PaperArtsy and still have many left. First I gessoed over it.

I pasted Joint Tape randomly and  applied Grunge Paste with the bubble stencil PS001.


I wanted a little texture so added white crackle paste. After each layer dried I sprinkled water and dusted the panel with three Infusions colours. (Green ManOlive Tree and Golden Sands) I added water and Infusions until I got the effect I wanted. Then I painted Light blue, Lime and Gold mica with Satin Glaze, and dry brushed over with white. The mica's shine was not well reflected in the photo.

Next I made the flowers by applying Snowflake, Cheesecake, Mustard Pickle Fresco Finish Chalk Acrylics and Gold Mica on Smoothy white card with a flat paint brush. After it had dried I stamped ELB23 with Jet Black Archival ink then I cut and made double petals.


At the top of panel, the resin fairies applied a little Treasure Gold-White Fire over the blue and lime mica and pasted them over the flowers and the Dreams word!

Pearl mica flakes and silver micro beads were added and cogs and gears were inserted to finish the background.

Finally each petal was glued on, the centre pollen made of gold glass glitter. The word Dreams from ELB28 was stamped onto some Smoothy white card with Green Man Infusions on, and embossed with black powder.

I've enjoyed playing with Lin's collection and I hope you enjoy my project too. There are plenty more of her wonderful stamps in PaperArtsy shop. I'm so looking forward to having a new release someday.
Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by.
Etsuko xxx

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Miriam said...

I love this Etsuko.

Mac Mable said...

So pretty and textural and tons of inspiration, thank you x.

A Pink said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Etsuko . Love every creative step you took which has resulted in a real beauty. Tfs x

Etsuko said...

Thank you so much for your fabulous comments Miriam, Mac and Amanda. xxx

Dortesjs said...

Looking intriguing, beautiful.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful as always, Etsuko!x