I hope you are well.
I have been trying to do some crafting over the last couple of days but the heat is playing havoc with my stash. Seriously, I have never known this happen before. Everything is drying on my brushes, masking fluid is going hard before I can get it on the paper, paint is drying so quickly it’s not going on smoothly. Even water coloring is proving a problem. Not wanting to wish the time away but I can’t wait for the autumn!!
Today I would like to share with you another little project, using wooden lollipop sticks, that I made for this months Crafty Individual’s Face Value Challenge. To see full details of the challenge and to join in the fun please click on the link above.
To make this project
Base coat 8 lollipop sticks with Gesso.
Paint them with two coats of antique white craft paint.
Lay 6 of the lollipop sticks flat on some low tack double sided paper or similar, making sure that they are as close together as possible.
Stamp the little boy and train image and place a mask over it.
Stamp the script over the masked image so that it appear behind the Little boy and the train.
Stamp the post mark.
Color the image with ink and fix with a spray fixative.
Apply one coat of One Step Crackle Medium and leave to dry.
Dilute some brown craft paint with water (milk consistency) and using your finger tips rub it over the crackle surface.
Remove any excess brown paint with wet wipe or damp cloth.
Sand the edges of all of the lollipop sticks to distress them a little.
Using PVA glue, attach the two unstamped lollipop sticks to the reverse side of your stamped sticks. This will hold them all together.
Clothes pegs are great for holding the sticks together whilst the glue is drying.
Attach the little flags (wooden cocktail sticks) using silicon glue.
Attach the a piece of string for hanging purposes.
Thank you for looking