I am back with my Guest Design project for AALL & Create. I have created a mixed media piece, using Olga Heldwein's Blooming Field stamp set again, along with stencil #38, also by Olga.
I had a piece of cardboard from a recent delivery that I thought was too good to throw away.
I removed some of the top layer and then covered the whole piece with gesso.
I added some blue paint over the gesso and then applied crackle paste both directly here and there and also through stencil #38 (a gift from my lovely friend Jo Rice). I applied the same blue paint to the edges of a further piece of board. The cardboard itself is not strong enough on its own to provide a sturdy base.
To add some further texture I stamped #125 by Aida Domisiewicz randomly over the base.
I wanted a frame for the flowers, this one was in my stash, with some texture already, so I painted over with blue paint.
I stamped the flowers onto watercolour cardstock and coloured them with watercolour pencils, then fussy cut each one (there is now a set of dies available to do this but I did not have this at the time of making this project).
I assembled the flowers onto the frame. The largest flower was layered up to give some extra dimension. Finally, I added the sentiment to complete my project.
All of the stamps and stencils I used are available from AALL & Create HERE, where you will also find a list of worldwide stockists. AALL & Create do encourage you to buy from your local stockist wherever possible.