Sunday 20 April 2014

Forces Letter

Happy Easter everyone, I hope that the bunny brought you your heart's desire!

I decided to have a little play today just for me and forget about challenges as I have been burning myself out trying to keep up with myself. I started off looking through some of my stash labelled vintage and found lots of stuff that I had forgotten about. lovely images from Creative Expressions and some wartime things that set me off on an adventure.

I started by brayering some Fresco paints onto my journalling page and randomly stamping in sepia. Then I got out the "trowel" and mixed up Grungepaste, frescos and some mica flakes to spread across the page. Soon learned that mica flakes have to be pushed in on top of the grungepaste as they get lost in the paint. Had fun experimenting, added some Frantage embossing powder and got to this stage.

I selected an image from Creative expressions and glued it to some frayed fabric, aged it with Vintage photo and sewed on some buttons. Cut and frayed a strip of hessian, aged some ribbon, tore up some card and found some wartime music.(We'll meet again).
I arranged them and glued them down.
To finish off I stamped a PA sentiment onto more manuscript paper in sepia and that completed my page.
Really enjoyed it and might turn this into a series of pages.


  1. Hazel that is just beautiful!! I love the muted natural colours, thats a great sentiment to go with the piccie and the music x so glad you have enjoyed yourself today xxx

  2. Looks just gorgeous, Hazel!! Perfect, natural colours offset by the great stamping.

  3. Glad you've taken it easy for this one Hazel! However, there is certainly nothing half hearted about this piece. IT IS GORGEOUS!

    Lesley Xx

  4. Hazel, oh it's lovely, my favourite type of art, texture and neutrals and all shabby. Glad you had fun just playing for you. Jo xx

  5. Great to have a play just for yourself isn't it, I do it often.
    Love all your elements and how you've incorporated your hessian into the project, all the layers look great and the muted colours work perfectly - great make Hazel.

    Sam xxx

  6. How lovely! Great idea to mix frantage into grunge paste!
    Alison xxx

  7. Hazel, that is so beautiful. The layers look wonderful & I love the pale colours. Gorgeous.

  8. Love it, very vintage and shabby chic x

  9. Another absolute delight, Hazel - such pure pleasure looking at this, thank you.
    Alison xx