Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Do not look if you do not want to see before tonight!
I have been playing. I have had a fun and messy time. I have been playing around with gesso and distress inks and masks and stamping and grunge paper. What do you get when you use these? This! I used gesso over a sheet of vintage music, I applied it with cheese cloth. Just put it here and there. I let the gesso dry. Well I kind of hurried that by using the heat gun. Then I applied Ranger Distress, Broken China over entire area. After that I put one of Tim Holtz's mini masks on and again used Ranger Distress ink, this time peeled paint. I kind of dabbed around the mask and blended into the area.

I love the texture that the gesso created. Do you see the white spots? This is where I of spritzed water onto the backround with my fingers. I love this look. I really want to play with this for a larger project. I really liked this. But for now, this is for my ATC's.
I then stamped the word butterfly randomly on the page. I outlined the masked image. You could leave it or outline as I did, or leave just as is, it is your choice.
Couple different shots.
Here is the card with the butterflies on it. The butterflies were stamped on grunge paper and the sprayed with glimmer mist (tattered angels). I then used my new favorite toy. The Tim Holtz's Mini Attacher. I love this mini stapler. Did I tell you I love this thing. It goes through so easy. Very easy to hold and use. I love it! I don't know that I like the card as much with the butterflies as I did just plain. But I think that is because I really loved the technique for the backround.
Now on to Baby Watch!
Yep the Easter Bunny came and went and this is what Farris looked like after all the eggs were found and the candy had been taken out of the eggs. Who is she calling? Well the Easter Bunny, of course. She wants her candy that was not in her eggs!

Off to play! Have a great day!


Caterpillar Creations said...

AWESOME!!! LOVE the butterflies!!

Farris, Auntie Annie has candy :)

Erin said...

As always, your work is beautiful. I wish my mind worked like yours.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh! Look at you! Blogging and creating and using GESSO!!!!!! I guesso the gesso was a successO!

Love ya like a sister. A twisted one!!!!