15 February 2017

Multiple Personalities

The latest challenge at Country View Crafts Challenges is to create something within 30 minutes. I have been incredibly lazy recently and my lovely studio is an absolute tip so that meant I didn't have to waste time finding things to use! 
I thought I'd share how I made this. I started by brayering a very thin layer of Pewter and then a layer of White Fire and built up a background. I actually made about four layers of each. By only using thin layers it dries very quickly.
I then put some Matte Glaze along the top of the page and sprinkled some Black Knight Infusions on top. I used an old credit card and dragged the Matte Glaze down the page. It not only adds a really cool grungy effect it collects in the pits created by the brayering and adds highlights to the page which are, for me, really exciting and always unexpected. This step takes no time at all and also dries very quickly - essential when you're up against a time limit!
So this is the effect you get!
I stamped the leaves and the border stamp on the bottom (so my chaps had something to stand on!) and I took a paintbrush with water on it and I 'painted' the leaves and border which removes some of the Infusions colour. This is an incredibly quick process and really looks effective.
The next step was to position the chaps so I knew they'd fit! I stamped five chaps on the page and allowed them to overlap so they all looked like they could all be from one person having lots of personalities!
So the final steps was to stamp five chaps and five hats. It took about 10 minutes to colour the hats in and then assemble the page. Then I just needed to stamp and cut out the sentiment which is just fab!
Thank you for popping by. I hope you like my page and feel like creating something in under 30 minutes! If you then please enter the challenge here.


Helen said...

Oh, I love this!!

Craftyfield said...

The technique with the Infusions is one I have to try ASAP! Love the background and the chaps are so funny!

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Hazel Agnew said...

Spectacular background Gabrielle. Great images too. Love it! Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous page - love those guys! I am pleased I have had a BIG tidy as I can now find everything now - although my desk detrititis is already building up! Chrisx

Kirsten said...

What a great page!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Totally gorgeous.

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Evelyn Walter said...

Love this Gabrielle! A clever use of only one stamp. Your background is amazing!
xxx Evelyn