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Friday, 3 June 2011

Paint Fusion workshop

On Saturday I went to a Paint Fusion workshop with the lovely Sheena Douglass.  It was a lovely day, filled with laughter, coffee, messy fingers and cake!
I'm so pleased with the results as I never thought I would be able to produce projects that look this good :)

My first project was a tag - I learnt how to make the crackle background and age it with distress inks ...

... and then it was on to the stamping and painting!  I finished off the tag by embossing each of the sides with Sheena's Wow powder - it really is extremely sparkly!

Next, I made a topper using an embossed bouquet stamp.  I learnt how to build up the background colours and how to paint the leaves and make the pretty pastel flowers: 

After lunch, I decorated a piece of pre-crackled mountboard with the Sheena's Daisy stamp.  This can now be used as a card topper or even a fridge magnet!

My final project was to decorate a candle.  I didn't even know you could stamp straight onto candles!
I loved the textured look of the paint on the candle: 

This will make a fabulous Christmas/birthday present ... I will definitely be decorating more candles - in fact, I just bought some today!!

Have a lovely weekend and I hope the sun shines for you :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Louise, didn't we have a great day? Love all you have made....they have turned out really well. The candles were fantastic, I am so chuffed with mine. S xx

MARY B said...

You have done a fabulous job, all your projects are super. I would love to have time to practice. Maybe One Day ! Mary x

Jen said...

They look absolutely amazing Louise. I bet it was a fantastic day. Is it easy to do? I'd love to have a go but I'm not v good at painting :)

Carol S. said...

Louise these are fabulous!! I am sure you had a great day as Sheena is very entertaining! I have heard that you can crackle without glue just by drying emulsion with a heat gun. I haven't tried it yet as I thought it might peel off. I have been doing it with glue for about 2 years, so I am a bit nervous to do it without. Carol xx

Motherhen3 said...

Hi Louise, Your work is brilliant, I bet you are really thrilled with all the lovely results. Well done you xxGaynor

Wendy M said...

They all look great! I'm intrigued about the stamping straight onto candles, the possibilities could be endless there, it sounds like you had a great day and I can't wait to see more candles :-)

Wishcraft said...

Oh wow, such gorgeous creations Louise. That candle is absolutely stunning! Lisa x

Jessica said...

WOW - nothing else to say!!! Jxx

Enfys said...

Hi Louise, wow, what great projects, they all look really dimensional and textured. Have a great weekend,

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