It's Wednesday so that means it's Tando day for me and Carol. Do pop over to the Tando blog if you have time - Carol's piece is gorgeous!
We're concentrating on paints today. I used mine to create texture by painting a heavy layer of gesso onto my journaling block and stamping into it with a background stamp. It's best to spritz the stamp with water first and be sure to wash it straight away after stamping, the gesso will stick! You get the texture of the brush marks left in the "open" parts of the stamp which works well with this sort of background design.
Once the gesso had dried I added a layer of crimson acrylic paint and when that was almost dry, dabbed gently with a baby wipe to take off some of the paint and highlight the texture.
I've added stamped images, punched stars and some gold Rub n Buff around the edges to finish.
Le Cirque 3 (Graphic 45)
Chipboard journalling block by Tando Creative (Tando stockists can be found here)
Le Cirque (Graphic 45 - a piece sent by Effie when I bought the stamp set from her - thanks Effie!)
Adirondack by Ranger (Espresso)
Vintage Photo Distress ink by Ranger
Crimson acrylic paint
Rub n Buff by Amaco (Gold Leaf)
Squeeze punch by Fiskars (small star)
Spica glitter pen (gold)
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