This week I am sharing a collage, a project which is very much about utilizing leftovers. On the day of making this, I only stamped the circles onto the panel, everything else had been stained, rusted, stamped previously. My leftovers and random fragments of this and that are very precious to me, allowing me to form a project when I might not be able to devote time and energy to the preparation. Of course, there is still time involved in assembling but I'm sure you all agree, this is therapeutic, time to lose yourself in the placement of each element.
That's Crafty! Surfaces MDF Panels Pack of 3 4.5x9"
That's Crafty! Clear Stamp Set Textures Collection Set 1, Set 3
PaperArtsy Eclectica ELB 29
PaperArtsy Eclectica EAB04
Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa
Plaid Folkart Rust Finish Kit
That's Crafty! Metallic Antique Gold Paint
Extras: Fibres, Stained Teabag, Re-cycled Corrugated Cardboard, Wood Button, Handmade Paper
Randomly apply Gesso to MDF panel. My go to, previously, was baby wipes but by accident, made the discovery that a foam brush brings beautiful texture with no extra effort. I allow some of the MDF surface to peek through.
There is a story to what happened next - I laid the panel aside to dry and meantime was playing with Infusions onto a different substrate. Only noticing it during tidying up, it appears that as I misted the other panel with water, some of the Infusions carried their way in the air and onto this panel! A happy accident as I like the flecks of colour and doubt if I will be able to replicate this.
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