Sunday, 12 March 2017

Bag of Infusions

Pre-washed small drawstring bag from my stash.
Using a brush wet the front of the bag.
Sprinkled infusions and waited for the magic to happen.
Stamped with fabric ink. Heat set with my heat gun.
Coloured the flowers with infusions mixed with fabric medium.
Dotted paint at the bottom of the bag, once dry brushed on a wash of infusions.
Applied fabric glitter paint to the flower heads.
Heat set to 'hopefully' stay permanent on the fabric.
Really quick and easy with great results. The infusions are so versatile.

Materials used;
PaperArtsy - Infusions Rusty Car, Slime. Fresco Paint Smoked Paprika, Key Lime. Stamps ELB22,
Versacraft ink pad,
DecoArt fabric medium,
Cosmic Shimmer glitter fabric paint.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Magical Infusion

Using a page from my journal.
Applied white gesso to the grey board.
Spread crackle paste through the stencil and left to dry.
Once dry applied a thin layer of Gesso. Then the magic begins!
Sprinkled infusions on the crackled flowers spritzed with water and the infusions disappeared!!! Tried again and most of the infusions disappeared! When I say I wanted the magic to happen I didn’t mean for them to disappear I wanted to see the explosion of colours!
Not to be defeated I carried on with the background and sprinkled rusty car on to the areas not crackled then spritzed with water. At least that was more successful!
Then a 'light bulb' moment I remembered I needed to seal the crackle once dry but if I did that now the infusions would move.
Dry brushed Smoked Paprika around the edges and also dry brushed Key Lime in the center.

I sprayed a gloss varnish all over the background. Put it to one side to dry.
OMG once dry there was a white ghosting/shadow formed around the flowers! Magic again, lol! I am not artist trained (my profession is a qualified nurse) so I don’t know why this happened! If anybody out there in blog land could tell me that would be brilliant or could it be pure magic!

Again not to be defeated, on a separate piece of thin card I brushed the infusions with pearlizing medium (in keeping with the glam theme) across the card. Finally something turned out how I had imagined.
Placed 2 blobs of gloss gel medium onto my craft sheet. Sprinkled infusions on the gel then using a sponge mixed the infusions as I sponged through the stencil.
Once dried I cut them out. Shaped them and glued them on top of the crackle flowers.
For the centres of the flowers I applied a blob of pva glue and sprinkled infusions over the top.

When everything was dry mixed a tiny amount of infusions with texture paste and scrapped through the squiggles on the stencil.
I stamped the sentiment on card left over from the flowers. Coloured 'Bloom' with a mix of white chalk paint and infusions. Tore the edges and dipped my finger into a tiny tiny amount of infusions and water and applied to the torn edges.
Used silicon glue to adhere them to the background.
To finish I Splattered with white paint.
I have only used the Rusty Car and Slime infusions for all of this design! The amount of different colours and versatility of these little magic crystals/powders is staggering. I love using them.
Alison Hall's blog post gave me the inspiration for this project.

Materials used;
PaperArtsy - Infusions Rusty Car, Slime. Stencil JOFY057.  Stamps JOFY24,37. Fresco Paint Smoked Paprika, Key Lime.
DecoArt Gesso, Crackle paste, pearlizing medium.
White chalk paint
Gloss spray varnish.

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