Monday, 21 September 2015

An IndigoBlu Autumn!

Hello and happy new challenge!

My favourite season is Autumn, so I'm delighted to be able to do a theme based on this wondrous time.

My project took a little detour from it's original direction however....

I hope you like it.

I started out with a plain little booklet, about A6 size. This I bought in a local craft shop locally to me (before it closed down, sadly), but this is most common in high street stores and/or supermarkets - although those will have a pattern on - mine was a plain kraftcard stock cover.

I painted the cover various times....With Black GeeSso-Good, then with Burning Bonfire (I just love that orange!).

I stamped over with stamps from the Poppy sets (see links below) using a Gothic purple StazOn ink. I then went over with a very dry brush using the Miss Moneypenny paint. (my favourite!!)

Here you can see the reverse of my book, and it's really rather lovely. I gave it a watered down covering with Miss Moneypenny, simply spraying water onto my craft mat then adding some paint, and mixing it up.  Once all was dry, I added a coat of Slap It On - to seal. (that Burning Bonfire paint is so so juicy and full of pigment that it still rubs of on hands when dry - even keeping the colour on the card!! It's insane!)

So, from this point onwards, I decided that I wanted to add a little more to the front cover...and here's where things when a little beyond 'little more'.......

And here is the result! Just a few bits and bobs glued on and voila!

I've kept to the autumnal colours - I myself and very fond of wearing purple during autumn.

I added a little Mega Flake at the end - Chocolate Box - oh so good, you'll want to eat! (but don't - really, don't eat it.)

All the colours of paint are listed below.

IndigoBlu English Cottage Acrylic Paints:
Miss Moneypenny; Aladdin; Emerald City; Snow White; Sleeping Beauty; Burning Bonfire.

Stamps used:
A5 Plume set; A5 Giant Poppy set; A5 Grand Tour II;  A6 Poppycock.