Friday 11 April 2014

The Chemist’s Concoctions leads to exciting new discovery

Hello everyone - I am writing this post to schedule for tomorrow and it's gorgeous sunshine outside, so wonderful to have the windows and doors open.

I thought I would use a couple of the gelli prints using distress inks for this collaged piece, just to show you a couple I made at the workshop I taught a few weeks ago which lead to my Destination Inspiration tutorial (here).
I’ve used The Chemist stamp set, Laboratorie paper stash, a quote and other stamped elements all by Tim Holtz.
Gelli print made with distress inks and scrunched paper to create texture.
Another gelli print made in the same way but with spritz and flick water and ink over it.
The paper from the laboratorie stack was altered by giving it a coat of watery gesso then some splatters and drips of vintage photo distress ink.
I collected together some  stamped and die-cut elements including a ruler I made using the faux leather technique.
The chemist equipment laid out on the table was painted using distress inks and a water brush.
The apothecary bottle was given two coats of embossing powder, the first in silver and the second in clear, the labels came from the little labels set of stamps.
The mini inkwell and feather ….
… and a pertinent quote.
This has been put in my collage journal.

Well it's Friday today, I am going to pick up my friend Astrid from the airport later and we are off to Ally Pally both Saturday and Sunday, catching up with some wonderful crafty friends and no doubt spending a few pounds as well. If you are going to AP see you there if not have a wonderful weekend whatever you have planned.

hugs Brenda xx