Wednesday 6 July 2011

"Family is a patchwork of love.."

Last weeks challenge passed me by, I could have posted a past alcohol ink project and still might do but that seemed like cheating for a challenge so.. here is my effort for Grungy Monday 14 It was using Tim Holtz's March 2008 technique, basically a resist with acrylic paint.

I took needlework this time as it's close to my heart. I used my Vintage Sewing stamp set from Creative Expressions and resist stamped in white acrylic paint, Paper fresco finish in Snowflake to give a chalky finish. I used the only distress re-inkers I have; teaming tea dye with gold perfect pearls, milled lavender with a magenta and fired brick with green. I decided on full coverage and not the speckled look.

I then stamped the verse, scissors and mannikin in Stazon Jet black but also stamped a couple of swirls in saddle brown. It looked a bit clean so I distressed the edges with Soot black. To embellish it I used a ticket and a key charm. Happy with this one again.. might try this again as it was a nice result.


  1. Lovely rich vintage colours on show this week.

  2. Bev, this is beautiful! Those colors = WOW!!! The resist looks awesome, too, and I love the imagery you chose. It's sweet and retro and perfect.

    (By the way, you're always welcome to post an older piece that fits the challenge if you wish. It's fun to make something new, of course, but if you have something that fits the criteria and want to share it, please don't hesitate. It's just more of your wonderful art for us all to enjoy!)