Apologies to all as I have been AWOL again for a week or two, but you will be pleased to know I have not been sitting around doing nothing. I have been falling behind a little with my Wanderlust pages and projects so I thought it was about time I knuckled down and did some catching up. The pages below came from a prompt we were given write fast, furious and cover the page.
The pages started with a coat of Gesso and texture paste through a new paperartsy stencil by Sara Neumann followed by a wash of some of the newest distress colours.
As you can see I have very small writing which is usually quite neat, but with writing fast over the uneven Gesso it looks very messy, cue the ink splats with one of my Indigo blu stamps to make it even messier!
Still keeping with the writing theme, I added a die cut ink pot and feather quill, not sure why I wrote ink on the pot as it it fairly obvious what it is!!??
The picture below shows the texture through one of the patterns of the stencil which was just dots and looked a little lost on the page so I linked them up and penned around each one.
The page was finished with a few torn strips of tissue tape.
I still have at least 2 projects to complete before I have caught up with the Wanderlust journey so I will be working on those this week. I would have finished these too had I not been busy with another project which involved a tidy up of my craft room. I am lucky enough to own a beautiful drawer unit made by my Dad many years ago which holds all my card/paper/stencils etc, see picture below.
For a long time now I have wanted a shelf unit to hold all my paints/stains/mediums etc. so I asked a local carpenter if he could make me one to fit the desk. I took delivery of this last week and took a couple of days staining it to match the drawer unit. I am so pleased with the result and wanted to share it with you.
If you zoom in you will see that I have used inspirational word bands to decorate each shelf
I have already started to fill it up, with some of my stash as you can see below, the top shelf is perfect for displaying projects already completed.
Look at that tidy desk, I don't think it will stay like this for long! I have just got to sort out my die cutting area out now which is on the other side of the room and I should be organised.
Thank you for your visit, have a good day.