Today I took the opportunity to head down to work and create a valentine for my DH. There are so many fabulous new goodies to pick from, being I have never had the opportunity to work with the Jenni Bowlin products I decided to pick a Bingo card that spoke to me. Lucky - it is how I feel about having J.J. in my life.
To create this piece I used a chipboard piece from Maya Road (I believe we will have our new Maya Road in this coming week, along with restocking all the items that are currently out) that will be included in some special orders soon :D Be certain to read our newsletter this month!
I painted a set of wings. Recently I discovered something fabulous about the Studio line of paints. Notice the dull appearance when the paint is dry in the picture above.
Do you see the difference?!? This piece looks like it has been buffed with Carnauba wax! All that you need to do is simply wait for the paint to dry and then take a paper towel and buff it. The beautiful sheen that appears is absolutely gorgeous! These wings were just too pink for my card and so I thought I would share yet another fun technique with you.
To create a crackle appearance you do not need to use a specialty crackle paint. All you need is the Studio Line of paints and some white glue and you can create this fabulous effect.
Using plain white glue - in this case I just used my Flower Soft glue. Paint a thick layer on to the wings.
I mixed a coordinating cream color prior to painting on the glue. To keep your paint from getting a skin on it as it awaits you, simply mist with water as needed. Paint a thin layer of paint over top the glue as shown above.
Using your Heat It tool dry this layer. As it dries you will see gorgeous little cracks appear. You will find that the glue will bubble up as you heat it. Once it cracks and dries I then press evenly over the entire surface while it is still warm removing any bubbles and readhering the surface.
To create my sentiment I typed my own verse using Office Word and then printed it on Neenah Classic Cream cardstock.
A little Grungeboard heart painted pink and buffed, with a few pewter pearls added, helps bring the wings center stage. These wings are intended to represent how life can take us places we may not invision, but no matter where they take us I still feel lucky to have J.J. beside me.
Wishing each of you a very special day today --- happy Valentine's day!