Good morning, crafting is a wonderful escape from everyday life which can get a little bit too hectic at times and I had a lovely time creating this collage which features the beautiful new stamp Crackling Rose. I've used one of the Greyboard 15cm squares as a base for this collage, it doesn't look very exciting but its perfect for mixed media projects as it takes lots of wet mediums without buckling.
I began by stamping the rose image on smooth white cardstock and colouring with pencils before distressing the edges with Black Soot and Worn Lipstick distress inks. I applied a layer of Matte Gel medium to the greyboard to adhere the image and then took some tissue paper, crumpled it up and layered it over the image. I tore a hole over the image and pulled the tissue back, scrunching and crumpling it up and applying more matte gel to secure it. Once the whole image was visible I left it to dry and then added shades of pink and burgundy paint (I used a mixture of acrylic paint and some emulsion tester pots). Once that was dry I applied lots of gold gilding wax to highlight the texture and then added a big bow and lots of embellishments. To finish off I added little pearls to the corners.
I hope you're enjoying all the DT's gorgeous projects with this month's new stamps. Each time I stamp one I think its my favourite, well that is until I stamp another lol.
Thanks so much for visiting today,