Over on Paper Artsy blog this week it's Darcy's turn to inspire us. for her first project she made cork coasters.............
I found some nasty solid plastic ones hanging around - as you do! I gesso'd the underside as the top has a raised lip. I then used Cheesecake, Guacamole and Pansy fresco finish paint to do the drag with a credit card technique, well this was epic fail number one: the three old loyalty cards I had squirrelled upstairs - vanished! I then found a small keyfob one, well that wasn't big enough and I may have used too much paint so it muddied a bit, ok, a lot! I then decided to speed up the drying by heating it, this gave the beginnings of a crackle finish, so I used a couple of dobs of Cheesecake and Pansy to re introduce those colours. I then heat dried this layer.
Next followed disasters two and three!! I used ripe persimmon distress stain through a Crafters workshop stencil, Sam says she has the same luck I do when using stencils and sprtitzers, so I thought this would be a safer option. ~WRONG~ it all went bleurgh. I wiped it off with a wet baby wipe. Tried again witht he same colour in distress ink on a sponge. Looking good, heat dried it, went to go over with with thin layer of zesty zing and it all smudged again. Washed off with baby wipe . If you look closely you can still see some ghosting of the stencil but not much. At this point I gave in and used a couple of Hot Picks for the florals and the grasses.
my entry for Paper Artsy