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    Melted greetings

    Hi crafters. Back to experimenting. I started with this background which was made with copper embossing paste through the Artplorations stencil Merry Go Round. Lindy’s magicals in Autumn Maple Crimson, Grab a guy gold and Bratwurst brown, were sprinkled on and it was sprayed with lots of water. Have you seen fabric slashing? See here for an example. I wanted to try it with a card. I have tulle from the second hand shop. I layered maroon, light and dark purple tulle. Cut them a bit larger so you can trim later. There were 4 layers. I then sewed around the circles using and copper metallic thread on top (…

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    Follow your heart

    Hi crafters. This was inspired by the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge theme which is Take Flight. I started with a street directory page to which I applied some diluted white gesso. I then added texture paste with Kaisercraft stencils Adventure and spotty. I then added a little more gesso then distress stains. I used aged mahogany and ground expresso at the bottom which morphed into a nice purple, and went through fired brick and barn door to spiced marmalade and wild honey. I then tried to bring some more definition to the background and colour the pale patches. I tried rubbing water soluble crayons. I put a layer of…