Is it just me or is this year flying by without any breaks!! I have not been in blog land much this week. My darling Freddie……my little optical fruit has been busy on the computer all week so I have not had much of a look in. I hope all of my lovely blogging friends are well.
This week’s Out of a Hat Creations challenge theme is “Oriental Influences”. As always there is a lot of scope for this challenge and is open to your interpretation. What ever style of crafting you do, whether you are a card maker, stamper, mixed media artist, or sewer, we would love to see your projects. Everyone is welcome to join in the challenge.
I have decorated a little wooden set of drawers for this weeks challenge.
I firstly coated the whole of the little pine drawers with gesso. When the gesso was dry I painted them with a coat of white craft paint. When this was dry, I painted the drawers inside with a very thin watered down coat of turquoise paint. I then painted the whole of the outside of the drawers with turquoise (matching the colour of the beads) craft paint. Whilst the paint was still wet, I dragged some of it off, using a piece of kitchen paper towel, to reveal the white paint underneath. After leaving it to dry again. I sanded the cabinet/drawers all over, giving a slightly heavier sanding on the edges and corners to show some of the pine wood.
The photo below is the top of the drawers. Apologies for the quality of the photo.
I stamped the butterfly images using black staz-on. I gave the drawers a couple of coats of spray varnish and added the beads to the brass drawer pulls.
Stamps used: Chocolate Baroque.
I just want to add to this post an oriental card that I made as it fits this weeks theme.
Have a wonderful crafting week. Tat tar for now.
Best Wishes Florence x