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Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Right, this desk shot is going to be a bit of a shocker. All of those joining us from The Stamping Ground will find this hard to believe.😲
I decided it needed a complete clear up, and cleaning- I had a few rainbow stripes at times, as stray Brusho crystals got activated!
But as we are off on our holibobs tomorrow, I thought it ought to be done. So that's what it's going to look like for the next 10 days, but I'm sure it won't last past us getting home again.
There has been some stuff done in the last week- that canvas I was working on is very almost finished- these are some wooden pieces I wanted to add.
Sprayed with a mix of Dylusions and Distress sprays, and a Cosmic Shimmer pearl one for good measure.
I'd added some paste through a Tim Holtz stencil.
Then stuck down my various pieces using Glossy Accents. Apart from the clock face- that has silicone glue so the spinner will still turn.
I'm just going to add some runs from the top with diluted ink once this is all dry, and then I think I'll call it done.
Well that's it, I'll be round to visit as many people as I can today, and I shan't be joining you next week, but I'll be back the week after.
I'm sure this will make a few of our WOYWWers laugh!
Wednesday, 5 July 2017
It has a few things on it, to be honest. First off is this fab Dragon, kindly sent to me by Sue Dyer (Graceful Greyhounds) , when I admired a dragon on her desk a week or two ago.
He's smashing, thank you Sue.
Then I started work on a couple of canvases. I keep saying I'm going to, and I have two ideas in mind, but I'm only right at the start of the process.
The first one so far has had a mix of yellow & orange Acrylic paint spread on with baby wipes.
That's as far as I am with that one at the moment, as I'm more concerned with getting the second one done, as I'm planning on adding it to Eldest Sons Birthday pressies, and that's the end of July.
And I'm already on to Plan B, as Plan A didn't work as well as I hoped.
The canvas has been coloured using the ink & shaving foam technique. Wasn't sure how well it would work, but it works fine.
Used an assortment of blue Distress Inks, and as I had plenty of usable foam left over, also covered 3 sheets of card.
Still had foam left, so I tried something else. Patting it through a stencil.
I did try spreading it, and dragging some off, but you end up with it going under the stencil, so I took to just scooping up a little on a palette knife, then patting it on, and leaving it to air dry with the foam still on, after I'd removed the stencil. This does seem to take a few days, especially if you leave the foam too thick.
Like I say, they don't turn out perfect, but I reckon I will be able to stamp an image over the mistakes.
Used all the blue, then made a small batch of green.That ones still not dried out completely yet, so remains to be seen how successful it was.
For the non knitters, just substitute any craft item of your choice, lol.
Had my MRI on Tuesday, and I now have an appointment to see an Oncologist at the QE on the 1st of August. They did actually offer me one for next Tuesday, the 11th, but I asked them to swap it. Partly because I don't want to run the risk of getting there, and they haven't had the report from the MRI- it would only be 4 working days after the MRI, and partly because I really don't want to be doing it two days before we go on holiday!