Really exciting news to share. Chocolate Baroque have now started monthly color challenges. The first challenge starts today the 16th July. For full details of the challenge, this months color swatch, to see the fabulous inspirational projects by the team AND more importantly to join in the fun please click HERE.
Here is my project for this months challenge.
I sanded the wood and then roughly painted on it a white base coat. I wanted a bit of a weathered distressed look so I didn’t paint all the way to the edges.
I then masked off a 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm square in the center using copier paper.
Now then, I did want to use relief paste but when I reached for the tub it had all gone hard. Not a happy bunny!! So, as normal, I raided Freddie’s shed and found some tile grout.
I applied (say a golf ball size amount) onto the wood and then scraped it with a piece of thick card so that it was about 2mm thick all over. I left this for approx 20 mins and it was starting to set. Different tile grouts and thickness of application may take less or longer time. Experiment and have fun. Worse comes to the worse scrape it off and start again.
I then took my stamp and covered it in green and blue (water based) craft paint using a bathroom sponge. Just dabbing it on until it was covered evenly.
I then stamped into the tile grout trying to get as central as possible. After stamping I immediately placed my stamp into some warm soapy water. Tip: Soft tooth brushes or nail brushes are great for cleaning your stamps.
I painted the tile grout around the image with some watered down blue craft paint and sanded it a little to highlight the texture. I then colored the stamped impression, again using some watered down craft paint.
It is only one layer on the wood. I think the first photo makes it looks like two.
To finish, I applied one coat of gel medium to seal and added the little birds eyes.
Thank you for looking.