Good morning crafters. Stunning morning walk today, look at this
I adore a misty morning, still water and that big wonderful sun. Add 3 happy dogs to the mix, and we have a very peaceful yet inspirational start to the day. It makes your soul smile.
Now, a massive thank you for everyone who watched, emailed and actually liked my first product launch. I'm both thrilled and utterly relieved. I had no idea how it would be received - so imagine my delight when the stamps sold out twice!! Phew.
I demoed using mdf, but thought I'd pop a tutorial here for you as well.
We begin, with a heart
I used white gesso, and then added ink. I used the crafters companion repositionable adhesive to stick the mask down
I then started pattern building. Allow the stamps to "fall" off the end of the mdf piece
I worked down the left hand side first with the swirls, and then started bringing the design into the centre
I love using the line stamp on the edge of the mask, it looks so effective
I then brought in the open hearts, extending the design to the right of the mdf, and up to the top
When the design was complete, I blasted the piece with my heat gun to seal the ink, and then covered with versamark.
I added clear UTEE and melted. I added 3 layers of UTEE.
I completed the piece with a little acrylic paint and a piece of white ribbon at the top.