The theme for this weeks Out of a Hat challenge is to use something from our craft stash that we have had for a long time. For full details of the challenge, to see the other Hatters – Chrissie’s, Janet’s and Sandra’s projects and to join in the fun click on the OHC link above or the logo button on the sidebar.
This is my entry for this weeks challenge. I have wanted to have a go at one of these for ages. I have used some pieces of board (photo at end of post) that were part of some packaging around an exercise machine.
These boards were kept especially for this kind of project. I used tiny pieces of paper from the scrap box for the collage backing. Really enjoyed making this and got carried away slightly in my usual fashion and made a few.
One tip: Coat the collage papers with 4 or 5 coats of modge podge. If, for any reason you make a mistake whilst painting, the paint can be easily removed with a damp cloth without spoiling the collage.
Americana Deco Art craft paint was used for the little people. Funny how all the faces look slightly stern! lol! I also splodge some paint here and there to distress the backing. Ranger inks were used for the shading of the faces.
An embossing tool and a piece of dowel, dipped into some paint, were used to make the dots and buttons etc. Ends of pencils or paint brushes work just as well. A Letraset 0.1 pen was used for the facial detail.
Ok, just one more. This is Granny Molly.
You wouldn’t want to meet her down a dark alley would you! lol!
All of the little plaques have had a couple of coats of spray varnish just to fix the inks on the faces.
Inspiration for all of these projects above came from the book Taking Flight by Kelly Rae Roberts – Published by North Light Books.
These were the boards I used…. I like freebies!!
If you are interest in the “head people” check out Kathryn’s wonderful blog Strangely Creative . She is an incredibly talented lady.
We hope you can join us in the challenge this week. Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations. It doesn’t have to be inky. You can make anything in your own style of crafting as long as it follows the theme.
Thank you to Neet and Suze for joining us last week.
Best Wishes Florence x