Welcome to the Creative Circle Blog Party - Eight Stops for Creative Adventure (including food)!!!
What could be more fun that that? Seven friends and I have each developed a creative project to share with you on our blogs. At the end of each blog, you'll find a link to take you to the next blog stop. If you get lost, you can return here and find the list of blog participants at the bottom of my post for today. But it might be more fun to just follow along! Also, don't forget that once you have visited all eight stops, you can return to my Friday post and leave a comment about your experience to be entered into my weekend give-away. (I'll actually pull entries from this post and the Friday post to avoid confusion.)
It's Sunday, and I've visited all the blogs. They're terrific. Sorry there's no Scrapbook Sunday page today because I want to keep the party going and because once I started making Jacky-style cards, I lost all track of time. I'll post those on Tuesday, along with any other projects I've made. I'm definitely going to order a bunch of 8x8 photos and make a grid like Gemma suggested. Plus, I bought buttermilk and pumpkin to make Sharyn's lovely cake! And I'm thinking hard about Mel's cute little pieces of art, too! Enjoy my project, and enjoy visiting the other stops in the creative circle.
Here's my project: Patchwork Collage on Plaster
2. Tear three or four different scrap pieces of patterned paper into random shapes and adhere to you base. I like to use gel medium for this, but any good liquid adhesive will work.
3. Stamp or draw a heart (or other open image) onto your background. If you're stamping, use a good quality, waterproof ink like Stayz-on. If you're drawing, a charcoal pencil or a sharpie both work well. If I'm drawing, I usually go over the image, using a fine paintbrush, with black acrylic paint.
4. Create a wash of acrylic paints by watering down some of your paint. Apply the paint to everything on your base, except the image and its interior. Let dry or dry with a heat gun.
5. Add other stamped images and/or collage elements. The dragonfly heart uses a grungbord dragonfly, painted with crackle paint, and stamped images. The bird king uses a German Scrap bird and a crown from a collage sheet.
6. Admire your work and then move on to the next stop on our creative adventure: http://www.scrappyjackylive.blogspot.com/
If you get lost, you can return to my blog and go to any of these creative circle participants:
Finally, if you're visiting my blog as part of the Blog Around the World blog party, the picture of my world is in the sidebar. The next gal in that blog trip is the the wonderful Kathy M, who lives about 45 minutes away from me, and who I have known for a long time. Just click here to visit her blog. After you blog around the world, please come back and join the creative adventure!