Wow, can you believe that it's already week 9 of this challenge? Amazing how time flies! It seems like I just began the altered playing card challenge and here we are on another challenge into week 9 already.
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At any rate, Sunday was Father's Day but it was also mine and my husband's 18th anniversary! Time really does fly!!
This week I started with the two pieces and used distress stain in two different colors directly onto the background
Next I applied a darker color of ink around the edges of each piece
I then applied an even darker color again around the edges
I love how the colors graduate from darker to lighter towards the middle
Next I decided to use a stencil and two different crackle pastes, one is a white paste from Wendy Vecchi and the other is a clear crackle paint
This is the stencil I am using for both of these
I simply used a pallet knife to apply the crackle mediums through the stencil
This is what they looked like after application
Set both aside to dry thoroughly, I left mine for a few hours while I ran an errand
When I got back home they both looked like this... look at that crackle! So cool... I love the way the distress stain color bleeds through the crackle mediums.
Working with the brown piece I stamped this weed stamp onto my background. This is from an older Tim Holtz set, I also used this set for my images
Once again, I forgot to take photos of the next steps BUT, all I did was stamp butterflies onto white card stock and colored and cut them out and applied them to the top, I also just stamped my sentiment (Dylusions) and cut it out and added it
Here is my finished first piece (I love this one!)
For my blue piece, I only added a sentiment, I wasn't sure if I wanted to add anything else
I might add something later but for now I like it as-is
Here are the two pieces together
and the full puzzle so far, what do you think?
Again, sorry this post is late, I hope you enjoy making this week's pieces....
Have a great week!!!