Having just taken delivery of the new Distress Stain colours, I was itching to give them an outing, so they played a big part in this piece!
The frame was "lime-washed" with a couple of coats of Picket Fence distress stain then I used an ink blending tool to sponge Claudine Hellmuth's red, orange and yellow paint through a star stencil I had cut myself from a sheet of acetate. The centre of each star was blinged up with the addition of an adhesive backed gem.
The figure was stamped and coloured with Promarkers. The wings from Tim Holtz's Royal Script set were stamped in clear ink and embossed with clear powder. I used a baby wipe to rub some of Claudine's black paint over the wings and then cut them out and fixed them on the frame with the figure.
The panel in the frame was spritzed with water from a mini-mister and then swiped with Dried Marigold, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress Stains, to give a blurry, watercolor finish. Finally I applied some black paint down the right hand side. The stars were sponged in white and pastel yellow paint using the same stencil as earlier, then each one was edged with a white pen, which I rubbed with my finger to blur it before it dried.
And that's about it! I had great fun making it, and I think the blingy gems really add to it! Who knows, maybe I'll try to use some a little more regularly in future :) As ever, if you'd like a closer view, click on the picture!
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