I've been so busy since I returned from my holiday in Norfolk on Monday. Tuesday was spent doing domestic chores including cleaning the caravan grocery shopping and washing! I was back to work on Wednesday and ran one of my card making classes on Thursday evening. Saturday was also busy with three wonderful weddings that I officiated, so by the time Saturday evening arrived I was ready for a glass of wine and an indulgent evening on the sofa watching Strictly! Are you watching this season? I think it's going to be fab, some excellent talent so far and it's only week 2.
I got up especially early this morning to finish off making this project for Home Decor class on Wednesday 2nd October and I apologise to my regulars that this hasn't been posted until now - I know that a lot of you want to see the projects before you book class.
I picked up these fabulous plain wood hearts in town and I knew immediately that I wanted to decorate one for my own home. I've had the butterfly punch in mind to make a 'spectrum' project since it came out in the spring and this seemed to be a perfect time to go for it. I'm really happy with the result. In class I will be offering a selection of papers for different spectrum combos and the background can also be customised.
I started by giving the whole piece a coat of white acrylic gesso to give a lovely pale background. Next I used texture paste and a mask along with die cut pieces to add texture and I've lightly stamped using a large background stamp to add visual interest. Each butterfly was given a 3D effect using embossing tools and a bone folder - it's a really simple and easy technique but it really makes a difference.
All products (with the exception of the wooden heart and gesso) can be purchased from my online shop; just click the link above and you'll be there.
If you would like to book on this class I have a couple of places left - so contact me quickly and I'll reserve one for you. Full details are on my classes and events page on this blog or over on Facebook @issyscraftybees. Contacting me is simple, all details are on my contact page.