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June 5, 2013

Sharing something a little different - for me :-)

Hi everypeeps.  Its Karon here, from Karon's Krafty Korner and time to share a little bit of craftiness with you all.  Thanks Pam, for letting me come visit.

So, todays bit of stuff is a bit of messy time in the craft room and here is what I ended up with.


I decided to try something a little different.  This is a 6" by 8" piece of artist board.  Firstly, I gave it two coats of Gesso.  After drying the Gesso with my heat gun, I then used some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in the following colours; clockwise, Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed.  Next time I think, I will use a little more ink.


Next up, I tore up some text paper and some handmade papers and just placed them randomly over the board.  Then stuck them down with Modge Podge.  Now I only had Satin Modge Podge, but think I will get some Matte for next time or some Glue n Seal.  Anyways, we use what we have at the time, don't we?


Now, I didn't really know where it was going, other than I wanted to include the words "Spread your wings and fly".  I typed up the words on my computer and just printed them off, then cut them out and stained them with Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink.  I also added some twine to make the swirls and outlined the swirls with my Spectrum Noir marker BT5.  Also added some swirls with just the marker too.  I then gave the whole thing a couple of coats of Modge Podge.


Finally, I used my Silhouette Cameo and cut out some butterflies in various sizes to add to the final piece.  The butterflies are from Birds Cards and I only secured them at their bodies.  I added some little Recollection gems, that have been coloured with the Spectrum Noir marker. 


A close up of the butterfly.


Here is another view to the side to show those butterflies and bling.  I think I should have chosen a different colour for the butterflies, instead of the text paper.


So there you go, a little bit of mess to share :-)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy crafting.

4 comments :

Michelle said...

Beautiful project Karon - it can be fun to sometimes leave your crafty comfort zone can't it?

Karon said...

Thanks Michelle - appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Charlotte C said...

You have taken using Mod Podge to new heights! This is lovely.

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That is such a cool effect! So many textures! TFS your process

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