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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Playing again and guess what?

It's raining! Yea!

Just light rain but with a bit of luck we will get some of those fires that have been bothering us in Tassie to go out! They are talking relief but not yet under control. These areas are quite remote and full of National Park but it makes life even more difficult for the firefighters - we have them from NSW, Vic and Tas, and some in this afternoon who are from New Zealand. Thanks, boys and girls - we really appreciate the help.

At least there have been no deaths and little property in  housing/shacks lost. 

And the irony - they are issuing FLOOD warnings for the North East coast from the rain!

Anyway, I was playing as Hobart is four hours from  most of it by car, and the wind was blowing the smoke north rather than south......

I was playing with the ColorBurst powders again, and using stencils with them today

The left hand side one is stencilled in black Dylusion ink and then this was sprayed with a matt spray to ensure the ink did not run when I added the powders - more on what I did with that later, but I nearly killed myself because I was too lazy to go outside to spray.......

This is what happened to my fingers as I progressed.......

Added the powders and spritzed the watercolor paper with water and this is the effect I got - nice!

Looking at it now, it looks a bit like the fires from the North West have travelled to Paris!
I was trying for dramatic summer skies over the Eiffel Tower

This is one stencil and three 'sides' - first one is paper under stencil - too much water and flooded the stencil underneath so lost some definition but irl it looks good still. The bottom right is paper laid on top of the stencil while still wet and gentle pressed on, and I got the negative imprint and the third one on the top right is the stencil laid on paper after removing the first two from it, and it left this delicate pattern as well. 

I went on to make some more things but you will see these later!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

A little playing today.......

Well, it was yesterday really, just finished off today. Hi to all the Peeps! I hope you are all settling into the new year well - and keeping warm/cool/safe where-ever you are at the moment!

A few days ago I received a package in the mail containing some Colorburst Powders, by Ken Oliver. Rather than look at the many YouTube videos and the websites/blogs where these are talked about and demonstrated, I just dove in there and had a go. I used a piece of Stampin' Up Natural White card for my experiments, and a strip of Whisper White card.

I first just sprayed/spritzed water onto the card and then puffed the paint powder onto it - it's a bit of a hit and miss this, and the paper has to be quite wet for the powder to react, so I ended up with some thickish bits of powder in places and no reaction, so had to spritz it again When I put te powder down and then spritzed it - lovely sprinkles occurred. 

This is the centre of the mess - love the vibrancy of the colours but obviously I needed to have less powder and perhaps mop up some water sooner?

Took it outside and put it in the sun to dry although later I dried some with the heat gun - again slightly different effect achieved. 

I cut a piece out of the A4 and created a card using a Freebie stamp set called Fairy Dust - not sure which magazine, sorry 

The fairy was stamped and fussy cut - boy was that tedious - and then I added gold and Stickles and I treated her wings to Glass Bead Glitter Gel and curled them up at the ends

I embossed the fairy dust with gold EP

It does look great IRL but a little dark

I will now go and read the blogs and watch the YouTubes!

I will enter this in the following:
Two Creative Chicks: anything goes
Crafty Time: make it Sparkle - oh  boy, it does sparkle
Open-minded Crafting fun: something new - using colourburst powders