How many layers do you create on one spread? Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge #18 is layer it, and layer it at least with three layers. I had to laugh, because it reminded me to my son, when he was younger, he loved layering his pancakes, and if I said ‘hey isn’t that going to be enough?’ he answered ‘just one more’. So let’s count together, one, two, three and ‘just one more’…
Find something special to remember this… and now I am going to show you my ‘pancake’ layers, will you count with me? My first layer was an acrylic stripe that I rolled out with a Brayer to create texture in my paint.
For my next layer I used a piece from he wood patterned canvas that was lying around on my table. I stitched on it a piece of lace, that I have for ages, it is grey, grey is the colour that I use the less, or black or white, well white is the best, I can tint it, but grey… Now I discovered that it goes great with that wood pattern, like made for each other. And if we are already with grey tints, I used an old book page with Memory box dies to cut some bubbles. I applied both of them.
Now one side seemed so empty, so my next layer became a stamp, actually the French Journal stamp with watering can archival ink as I didn’t want to have a to strong image, I even blended the ink with some wet tissue, so it will be more dazzled.
I have a bag full of ephemeras and I got two more bags not a long time ago, I made a promise first I use the older ones. So I made a layered collage, where I visioned these three gentlemen like travellers with a hot air balloon.
I distressed the ephemera edges with distress ink before collaging them. ‘Just one more’ layer seemed to essential and that supposed to be some embellishments: some self rusted found objects and a pebble.
Oh no ‘just one more’ layer, promise that is going to be the last one: some glass beads.
But before I let you go I show you some details:
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