This week I was all about the procrastinating!
Delayed the cooking.
Delayed the cleaning.
Delayed the scrapping.
Everything on my to do lists got put on hold!
I'm tired and "thoughtful" bloggin is HARD yo!
This post alone? 2 hours!
Between the writing, the copy editing and the photo uploading- blogging is time consuming.
Not complaining- just saying- content= life hours= expensive.
Life hours- the most valuable thing we rent.
|New header! Better? I'll have to go hunting for "learning" photos.|
But I made a promise to myself I would learn and put the learning into action this year- not just coast by on scrappy shopping binges.
(More on THAT this wednesday for the Hot Topic post)
Last week I used the Scrap FX engineering stencil and got some funky effects using chalk and Tattered Angels Gold mist.
This was the FABULOUS background result:
Why not try it again? This time with this gorgeous flower stencil?
|Scrap FX orchid stencil item #2013031|
Mostly because this page happened over a couple of days- I was experimenting with different kinds of white ink.
What I learned:
- I don't like Heidy Swapp Color Magic resist paper. Too unpredictable. I have a whole pack so I will give it another try but so far? IXNAY.
- Check and DOUBLE check your paper strips before you sew them down- invariably they are crooked. Invariably when you think you are fixing one, it's the other that's wonky.
- People REALLY like all white pages. Like as in LOVE- as in you can throw up all your white items on the page and STILL get 50 likes from your IG followers on it. I'll never understand that- color is so wonderful.
- Prima Attic Dust chalk ink is awesome. AWESOME.
- Most white acrylic ink will not show on misted paper. I should write up a whole POST on all the white ink I've tried to use. I JUST realized my white paint markers are OIL based DOH!!! That may explain why they don't work over acrylic. Back to the drawing board I go.
- I ruined several .2 Micron pens by using them over mist paint backgrounds. 3 dollar pens! So obviously there needs to be more investigation into that. Back to Dina Wakely's Art Journal Freedom I go.
I promise to take photos for next week's post.
|Yellow and purple- not a bad color combo... |
maybe I'll try to "rescue" this page as well.
Those Crafter's Workshop cameras will have to get the boot though.