STAMPS: Paper Artsy-ESN16.
INKS: Ranger-Archival ink Black, Watering Can.
OTHER: Paper Artsy-Fresco Acrylic Paint, Mint Prawn Haystack and Concrete with a little Slate mixed in; We R Memory Keepers-Sew Easy; Tonic Studios-Paper Distresser; DecoArt Stencil-Andy Skinner, French Elements
This fixed in my mind, I took out my Fresco Acrylic paints from Paper Artsy and with some cut ‘n’ dry smooched the paint across the card letting the colours blend. I let this dry while I worked on the next layer.
Distressing the edges of a smaller piece of card gave it the shabby look I was after, bringing my vision to the card. I used the same colours paints for the stencil letting the paint run out before reloading; this gave more interest as the words faded away and would tie it the card background.
I used the word Paris from Electica SN16 from Paper Artsy for the smaller background, and stamped it at the top in Black Ink, as well as adding some script randomly in Watering Can. I finished the stamping using the main feature from the SN16 as she fitted my vision of the woman drinking coffee. I added a sentiment, and to finish it off, using o poky tool went around the card piecing holes which I then stitched in a matching thread.
Here are some pics of the process