Already half way through the week! Time to get the weekend plans sorted. Wynand has a camping trip lined up and I'm rather excited - good company, lots of outdoor activities and experiencing something new. And the Princess is turning 25. Perfect opportunity to take some photos - I can see great layouts coming up. Oh yeah, I know - you don't like my layouts. Sorry about that - I love them.
According to my blog stats you love my Art Journaling. Why??? I think it's IMPERFECT like ME and I work very hard at myself not to throw every attempt in the trash. So be it - it happened again when I tried this one:
I wanted to participate in The Twinery's challenge:
Last week in Blogland it was Washi tape, this week it's clovers and a lot of green. I'm not a very green person so I came up with a color scheme of black, white, green and a dash of red. Also, my clover looks like a flower but that's part of my artistic flair.
This is how I created this "Lucky ME" canvas:
I applied a layer of Mod Podge over a sheet of Multi Media paper.
Scrunched up some printed tissue paper and applied it on top op the wet Mod Podge.
2 more layers of Mod Podge. This actually looks great - like leather. Will do again! See my tip at the bottom.
Dried the whole thing outside in the sun. Yes, it's summer in Sunny SA.
Used a die to cut the chevrons in my card.
Next up I made some grass by gluing Peapod Twine onto cardstock and glued it to the back of the negative chevrons on my card.
Some stamping. This is where I wanted to trash the project but I think I didn't allow enough drying time.
Anyway, now it has sort of a bleeded effect but it's growing on me.
Last up I added a four leaved clover made out of die cut hearts and some twine for the middle and the stem and my title.
Done and dusted.
I didn't want to throw the positives of the die cut chevrons away so I added it to my Art Journaling book as well. And because I'm very, very lucky, I added another four leaved clover.
This is what my Art Journal book looks like:
I'm so glad I didn't trash it after all. I normally sit down on a Sunday when everything is quiet to do the journaling. With the camping trip coming up, I don't know if it will get done, but I like it anyway - if all else fails, it can stay as it is. "LUCKY ME" says it all.
Now for my tip: Running the "canvas" through the die cut machine to cut the chevrons, it flattened the surface to a perfect texture. Next time I try this technique, I'll run it through the machine without cutting. I'm really, really excited about this - will be making some more for book covers! I call it my "leather look".
That's it from me. I'll be back with some more crafting fun. Have a great day and please come back to play at Play as U go.