Thursday, 16 February 2012

Design Team Project #2 featuring Studio 490 (by Lesley)

Hello Again,

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day spent with someone you love, whether that be your partner or a beloved child, grandchild or anyone else that comes into the 'love' catagory.

Today I have my second project to show you for this month using the fabulous Studio 490 products designed by Wendy Vecchi.  This time I have mainly used various flower stamps from different sets of Studio 490 stamps, together with some of the butterflies and also a couple of leaf Art Parts.

I decided to alter one of those fab cheap mirrors from a certain well known store but I have placed a piece of black card over the mirror for the purposes of taking the photos otherwise you would have had pics of me taking pics, lol!  The artwork is much prettier!  Anyway, I started with two layers of acrylic paint with a crackle medium sandwiched between  (I used Fresco paints).  After drying with a heat gun I stamped along the top and bottom with various Studio 490 stamps and also added a quote from the Dimensional Rose Art set using Archival inkpads.  

I then used black Archival ink and several different flower stamps from the Make Mine Mini Art and Art Fit for a Queen stamp sets together with butterflies from Make Mine Mini Art again and Nature's Art, all onto Grungepaper.  I cut them out and coloured all the flowers with Distress Inks using Cut n Dry Foam and painted the butterflies with Distress Re-inkers so that I could get the colour graduation on the wings.  I always colour the backs too as this shows once they are shaped.  I left them all to dry thoroughly and then shaped them all by rolling the edges before layering and adhering to the mirror with Glossy Accents.

Before adhering the flowers and butterfly to the bottom left corner, I took two of the leaf Art Parts, coloured them with Distress Inks and over stamped with a darker colour using a large background stamp from the Nature's Art set.  I again used Glossy Accents to adhere.  Finally, when everything was well and truly stuck I added the flat backed pearls to some of the flower centres and black Enamel Accents to the smaller ones.

Well, unfortunately, life has taken a bit of a twist this week so I won't be able to get back with another project at the weekend as I had hoped but our lovely Nicky will be here on Monday with the first of her Studio 490 projects and it's bound to be fabulous and totally inspirational.

Don't forget you can still be in with a chance of winning some Studio 490 goodies this month by linking a project you have made with any of their products to our post HERE.  We'd love to come and visit you!

Thanks as always for visiting us and I'll be back next month with our next showcased products.

Lesley  Xx