Wednesday, 13 December 2017

WOYWW #445: A journal cover and some white stuff

I'm gutted that I had to miss #444 of WOYWW. It will be more than two years before such a rare opportunity presents itself again. Oh well, here I am now and I expect I will now overshare, but just bare with me!

I took my desk shot over the weekend. I was still in the mood for making something metallic and I'd found this large clock face stuck on my Cameo cutting mat. It must have been there for a while as I can't even remember cutting it, but I thought it might look good on my 12" X 12" kraft journal cover. Do you recognize the clock face? Hint: it's very famous! There are also some die-cut mini houses on my desk which could be my next project.


My second photo shows my desk a few hours later at night, after I applied back gesso to the entire surface and started adding metallic paints to accentuate the die-cut pattern. I had Oreo to keep me company.


The following photos show the finished project. You don't always get what you expect in the harsh reality of day light (a bit like putting your make-up on in the dark!) but I was quite pleased with the results the following day:




There's an easy formula to achieve this look and it goes something like this:


In other news: we've had lots of snow! I only wish it had come a couple of weeks later for a white Christmas, but perhaps we'll still get some more. It was certainly quite a treat to wake up on Sunday morning to find everything covered in snow. 





I told you I was going to overshare LOL! Thank you for visiting - I hope all is well with you wherever you are in the world!