I think I might have a problem! I can not throw anything away.
Ok so we haven’t quite made any of the Hoarders Are Us programs on the telly yet but sometimes I think it might be close. I reckon you can empathise with me can’t you? I mean it is a bit of a crafters’ disease isn’t it?
Since the move last year I’ve been trying to streamline my studio space a bit and recycle what I can and get rid of unusable items. I was going through a box of bits of paper and experiments when I found these two items:
I think I was experimenting with texture pastes and masks when I made these.
The heart was a crackle paste experiment on fabric. I’ve tried lots of different crackle pastes and mediums in my time, I think it might be the Golden crackle paste but I know how picky Golden crackle paste is about its substrate so it might be an embossing paste, not sure. Of course any sign of a label has gone – I so should have stuck it in an art journal.
But I do know, by the pen work, that it was done when I was DTing for Kuretake so maybe from 2012 or 2013 – I told you I hold on to things!
I don’t think I ever meant to make anything from them but for some reason when I found them they just spoke to me.
And so from something old…
…a new card is born. Now if it only had something digital as well I could have linked it up to the new Old, New and Digital Too blog. Mmm… work in progress! Go check the new challenge out btw.
But I digress!
The new elements added were a little bit of stitch.
Some colour using items from the DecoArt Media range. For the drips I used the sprays which I’m loving by the way, they are quite different from other sprays I have used, I might have to do a blog post about them if I get the time!
Finished with a bit of stamping with Ranger Archival ink and one of my favourite Kaisercraft texture stamps.
So that is me, starting the week with this mixed media card.
Thanks for popping by and I hope you have a lovely arty, crafty Monday.