WWC238 – Tristan’s “All About Occasions” Challenge

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Hello and welcome

It’s time for the next challenge over at Watercooler Wednesday. Tristan is hosting this week’s  “All About Occasions” Challenge .

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I hope you can find the time to join in.

This week I’m sharing a diary I have painted. I love thinking of other uses for my stamps and also love painting with acrylics.  Each year I paint diaries, notebooks, paper block and other items as I find they make perfect presents. (And I can personalise them too!) At Christmas I take orders  too.

Sorry for the odd shape of the photo, but I hadn’t realised that it happened when I stood the diary up for photographing. By the time I realised, I had given it away. It looked great IRL.

To begin, I clean the front of the diary (or item) and stamp with Hero Arts white ink. This one was Hero Arts –

Then with various acrylic paints, I begin to paint in the design. It often takes about 3 or more coats to get the depth, highlights and concentrated colour I’m after.

Once thoroughly dry, I add 2 coats of Jo Sonya matt varnish.

I love how they all  turn out and seeing everyone using and admiring their very personal diary! I feel it is a similar idea of moving away from papercrafts as Lee Ann Webber’s stamping on a T-shirt does.

Don’t forget to head over to our blog to check out the wonderful inspiration from the rest of our Design Team.

I look forward to seeing what you create this week!

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit.  I love to read your comments.

Have a great day

Cheers

Helen

Challenges:

A Blog Named Hero Challenge – Stretch Your Stamps 

Modsquad Challenge – Anything But A Card

 

Modsquad Challenge

 

ChallengeStretchStamps

Author: momentsofcrafting

I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter. Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design. Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums. Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.

8 thoughts on “WWC238 – Tristan’s “All About Occasions” Challenge”

  1. Wow, Helen, what a beautifully decorated diary! I love the way the colours jump out against the dark cover of the book. You’ve really managed to do a wonderful job of shading, giving the flowers a real 3-D feel. I’m sure the recipients treasure your creations.

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