Wednesday 21 February 2018

Panel 6 - Fossils have rich stories to tell - Stitches catch up

I'm still sharing these little panels I made with Andy's new stamps,this one has a lot of texture on it.

Process Steps
1. Run the panel through a bubbles embossing folder.
2. Dribble and drip a watery wash of cobalt blue hue. Dry,
3. Repeat with a watery mix of cobalt blue, sap green and titan buff to get a murky watery effect.

4. Lightly and randomly stamp some text using coffee and black archival ink on the stamp at the same time, I used the Tech Trauma set.

5. Paint a layer of satin glaze varnish mixed with a little cobalt blue paint.
6. Mix titanium white, a little glamour dust, and a little water and dab onto the bubbles, spritz lightly with water and dry.
7. repeat again.
9. Flick some watery burnt umber over dab ab dry.

Stamp and cut the froglet and fern from the Fossils stamps and adhere to the background with the words.

I made up a journal with all the panels in for the trade show at Stitches in Birmingham this last weekend. I thought I would add the process steps to each panel so that it becomes an aide memoire of backgrounds and will be a great teaching aide.

 I love froglet and used him for the front cover.

I used designer papers for the inside covers and pages.

There are now 9 panels and recipes for backgrounds.

You can see the journal on the front of the desk, I had it out with some other samples when I was demonstrating. It was made using the fabulous Eileen Hull Passport die and the patterned paper  pages were glued together. It's turned out beautifully chunky and feels lovely in your hands.

I have been meaning for ages to join in the Mini Album Makers Challenge and am squeezing this one in at the last minute for their February challenge. There are always some incredibly beautiful and inspiring mini album projects from the fabulous team so do pop over and follow the blog to get regular updates in your blog reader.

I'll sort out some more Stitches photos for my next post.

hugs Brenda xxx


Jane said...

Looks ab fab my friend, these are all so brilliant and I agree the froglet is such fun. I am so glad you had such a great time.Looking forward to catching up really soon, hugs xxx

Redanne said...

I must have missed seeing this - the background you created for the froglet is gorgeous and I love that you made your little album to hold techniques, such a great idea! Thank you for sharing the technique, this is one I really want to try. I hope you will consider adding one of your beautiful little album/journals to our challenge at Mini Album Makers! Big hugs, Anne xx

A Pink said...

Such a great idea to make all your fabulous samples into a journal to serve not only as an aide memoire but also a keepsake of your time spent at Stitches this year . Was great to see you on some of the photos that were shared on Social media - looks like good fun was had by all .
hugs x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Uh! Oh! I thought...frogs(me no likey!) but these are so brilliant I can ignore the fact that you have used the frog! Love that drippy background! Your journal must be looking wonderful! Hugs, Chrisxx

sally said...

I really do love those froglets- this is a super fun way to exhibit the fossils!

Sally xx

Kate Yetter said...

I love your colors and the foliage but I am not going to lie, that frog fossil creeps me out a little bit. You showcase it wonderfully and make it look pretty ;)

SewPaperPaint said...

WOW Brenda! This is totally amazing and the inside pages are all so intriguing. I love your style and your use of these fab products. Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

Redanne said...

Just popped back to say thank you for joining in at Mini Album Makers! Hugs, Anne xx

Words and Pictures said...

How fantastic - brilliant work with the DecoArt products as always and that frog is a wonderful focal image for the colour. So fabulous to have you playing along at Mini Album Makers!
Alison x

Gloria Stengel said...

What a stunning project filled with textures and interest! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog!