For my spotlight I chose to use the Floral Grab Bag containing a variety of flower shapes in different sizes.
These chipboard products are wonderful to use with layers of paints, inks, mediums and your heat gun as they won't tear or buckle. Click on the image above to read more information about this product.
I decided to continue with the orange theme for my spotlight - (sorry to those who will require sunglasses to look at this post!). The light wood and yellow gives a little relief this time! I've made a hanging sign using a piece of driftwood I found on a local beach. It's a little 'sweet' for my taste but the person I have in mind to receive it will be very pleased!
|The sign is hung with rusty wire and the driftwood has been left in an unfinished state to show the natural beauty of the grain.|
|Each flower is embossed in a folder and coated with gesso.|
|To achieve the graduated colour (ombre) on the flowers, various DecoArt paints were used - you can see the colour names in each image. Some colours may need more coats / or a thicker coat due to their transparency or pigment content.|
|The next colour is blended with a brush into the first colour.|
|The final colour is applied. Don't worry if the blending isn't perfect - this will be corrected in the following steps.|
|Each dry flower is then coated with a dark shade of brown paint.|
|This flower has Triple Thick Glaze applied. You can see how the rather clumsy blending now appears to be smoothly graduated - love how that happens!|
|This little flower has One Step Crackle applied followed by a little paint rubbed into the cracks here and there. A small black gem finished the flower.|
|The small round 'buttons' make another appearance - these are made from fimo clay and finished with paint and crackle glaze.|
|The wire is attached to the wood with staples which are then hidden by the flowers.|
|A happy accident occurred on the letters. Once all the layers were dry, some of the gold EP had changed to a more silvery shade which I love. It gives that old, used look.|
Thank you so much for joining me today. I hope you are inspired by what can be done with a simple chipboard shape.
Have you entered our new challenge yet called 'Flaming June'? Click here to read all the details - it would be lovely if you joined in the fun too. Keep visiting us throughout the month as we have lots more inspiration for you with sponsor spotlights, guest designer post not to mention the winners from last month and a showcase post for one of our very talented followers.