If you have been reading some of my April posts you will know that when I saw
Effy's Blog Along I thought I would share some 'diary' posts, along with some of the crafty things I have been doing.
Wandering around the charity shops on Saturday I came across this photo frame for a couple of dollars. It already had the black silhouette of the tree printed on it and I wondered what I could do with it. It was quite difficult to photograph because of the reflections - but this is what I did.
I painted more of a the tree in black watercolour. I then added die cut 'Autumnal leaves'. The die is actually Rose leaves from Kaisercraft. I used a collage paper I had made using paint, stencilling and stamping on greaseproof paper. I had some left after doing the leaves for this Tracy Scott workshop I did in January.
I am now on week 17 of Wanderlust and a workshop by Kasia Avery. The theme is 'recycled' - and to use an old magazine. I don't buy magazines - well maybe the odd crafty one. So, looking round my craft room, I came across a supermarket freebie. A magazine mainly advertising health and beauty stuff. I started off on the first stage cutting layers from the magazine and sticking them down. This went quite well until I added a layer of clear medium which showed up every crinkle. It had looked pretty smooth beforehand...ah well onto the next stage!
I will show you more later!!