*First, an aside: typically midnight projects are those I attempt to learn new techniques, or a spin on an old technique. They often take me a long time, and are something I do to challenge myself. I’m missing my friend, Laura. She’s usually my companion for these projects. LOL! But she is out of town on a business trip so I ventured forth unattended. :o)
I tend to over-document because I am also an instructor. I had somebody call me out on all the details today. I’d rather give them here – an old habit from sharing things on message boards. So with that said – here is last night’s midnight project.
After doing some holiday decorating around the house, I immersed myself in this project. Oh golly – did I have fun making this! I cherish these photos of Courtney. They capture so much of her personality.
I used a Prima Paintable. First, I masked off sections of detail with a liquid frisket (masking fluid). Then I applied Distress Inks from a craft sheet with lots of water – very randomly. After I was satisfied with the background, I removed the frisket and colored the details with Copic markers. Finally, I sprayed the piece with a sparkley mist of Distress Inks, Vintage Photo with Gold Perfect Pearls mixed into the mini mister. It’s very sparkley in person!
Next I cut white adhesive-backed felt with my Spellbinder’s Wizard, with two passes and my Flower Creations die. These I colored similarly, using the craft sheet and Distress Inks with lots of water. I sprayed them with the sparkley stuff too.
Then I used the Wizard to cut silver embossing foil wings using the ATC die. I colored these with Alcohol Inks, and cut the photo to insert them behind her arms.
I also colored some Heidi Swapp ghost flowers with Alcohol Inks, in Wild Plum, Butterscotch and Silver.
I used some Prima ‘Say it in Crystals’ flourishes in light blue in different spots to add a magical touch.
I used letter / word stickers from Heidi Grace to spell her name and my bulleted words in the lower right.
I used Queen & Company brads as the ‘bullet points’
I love the Sharpie white marker.
All of this is over a topiary green cardstock, layered with a 12×12 overlay from Hambly, the 3/4" graph in Orange.
I framed my favorite shot with a Hambly Urban Chic overlays frame in White.
The journaling spot is a Hambly overlay Journaling Spot in Orange.
Thanks for looking!