if you like STEAMPUNK that is!!!! Today I was out shopping with my sister and another friend and look what I got!
My sister says I am terrible but I say if you don't ask you don't get!!
Then we found a shop selling vintage stuff and I got this CUTE little jug! How sweet is that?
OK, now some art stuff! You may remember a post a while back featuring my fennel plant, well it was suggested that I use some of the pics in some art work so I have done just that.
LYNN on HER CREATIVE SPIRIT showing how she makes bookmarks with pressed flowers and tissue, I really liked the idea and stored it away for future use.
I have long used tissue paper and Diamond Glaze to apply stamped images to awkward shaped surfaces and wondered if I could adapt Lynns idea to attach some dry fennel to my page? After a little experimenting I found it worked quite well.
Basically the idea is....apply some Diamond Glaze over the surface where you want the dry fennel (or whatever other dry stuff you want to use), add the dry plant, lay the tissue over the top and add more DG. Use a brush to spread the DG, the tissue will start to become see-through. I then use wet fingers to press the tissue into place around the plant material, taking care as the tissue gets quite fragile. Set aside to dry, add colour wash.
The Goldfinch - Joan Lennon
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