It was such an enlightenment, watching the videos by Leandra from Paperartsy, demonstrating Gels, Pastes and Mediums last night on the PA blog.
I am relatively new to crafting but still felt like I had had my head buried in the sand for some time.
So, part way through one of the videos, I paused it and prepared a journal page by spreading Crackle Paste with a palette knife.
This morning I mixed French roast with Matte Glaze and painted over crackly surface.
Next I mixed Sand Texture paste with Fresco green olives and pushed it through a leafy stencil!
I added a bit of dimension to it after it had dried by adding Distress inks, intense and water.
I mixed bead gel with fresco Rose and applied through a stencil too. This was also aged with distress inks.
To make my flowers glisten, I mixed mica flakes with Gloss glaze and added it to the petals.
I mounted my photo, which I took in my garden last week, added scruffy calico and some corrugated card.
I used my PA Words 2 stamps to stamp the word Shabby and also randomly in the background.
For an experimental play, I am quite pleased and want to thank Leandra for taking off my blinkers!
I am entering this into the PA challenge.