Tuesday, 22 July 2014

'Dance in the Rain'

A silly title considering we are enjoying some seriously hot weather up here in North Wales, the title refers to the quote I used to make my Pallet Art plaque. I first saw this quote printed on a piece of 'weathered look' board in my local craft shop and they wanted silly money for it. So when I saw Ali Reeve demonstrating with her Pallet Art Kit on Create & Craft I just had to have it.
Then I spent a great afternoon messy crafting with paint, petroleum jelly, stamps, inks ... and I found the exact same quote in several fonts in the Silhouette store for 59p so it was soon cut out in some cheap chalkboard vinyl I bought locally:

I love that I could arrange the planks randomly and the petroleum jelly (Vaseline) acts as a brilliant resist between the two  dark & light coat of acrylic paint to give the weathered look. The vinyl lettering was never going to stick permanently onto the textured acrylic paint so I gently coated them with Indigoblu's 'Slap it on' which dries matte, I was then able to give it a second coat. I love dragonflies so Ali Reeve's dragonfly was stamped to finish it off. I also used translucent texture paste through one of Ali's masks and sprinkled with microbeads ... they twinkle in artificial light like drops of water.
Right hope my Mojo stays around a while longer as I have a card to make for DH in a weeks time ... so better put my thinking cap on and stop playing around.
Till next time
xxx Annie

1 comment:

  1. This is lovely Annie,
    The design is great and I do love the quote....and it is so true...even when it is this hot...
    I hope you are well...hugs..Jo. X