Bits & Spurts …
That’s how my week felt, creatively speaking. I struggled with card making, but finally got a miserly-few made. I stamped these pretty layered dahlias. And then had no clue how to pull the backgrounds together. I’m not a huge fan of patterned paper, but I was eventually able to decide on four.
I did create a mesh-melt blank. Here’s the photo of the load, pre-firing along with the blank. DH said he thought the amount of glass might be light. Nope! That blank is currently 10.5 inches wide by 1/2 inch thick, and weighs almost 4 pounds. When I flow it back out, I’m hoping to uncover some more non-brown colors. We’ll see … It’s been awhile, so I’m moving ahead slowly, giving my brain time to remember all the tips & tricks we learned years ago …
Back to card making and backgrounds. I played with intense watercolor powders, both Ken Oliver ColorBurst and Nuvo Shimmer powder. Yep, I played with them. Not well, but … I’m sure I can do something with these, eventually!
Tonight was about foiling. I decided I wanted to foil some stamped roses … That worked. But what to do with that stark white background? I ended up blending some distress oxide inks and then adding a foiled ‘happy birthday’ sentiment. Hmmm … ok.
Then I thought I might have more success with foiled embossing powder images. NOPE! Too hot, too much foil, images too distorted … Doh!
I’m almost excited to get out of the studio and back to ER nursing for a bit. Lucky me – 24 hour weekend tour up next! Be safe!!!