I thought I'd get out the hand made journal to work in for this piece. One of my smaller Crafters Workshop stencils is the perfect size to fit right on the page so an opportunity was there to do things a little differently this time. I'm not usually one for doing things normally anyway!
I was keen to use my Dylusions paints as the colours are so bright but these two colours together are a little out of my comfort zone.
I brayered the London blue over the page first then using the brayer, covered the stencil with Postbox red. I used the stencil to print the negative image onto the page. The result was a more grungy finish which I was really pleased about.
I recently took the plunge and bought myself a Cricut Explore Air which I absolutely love to bits. It took a while to decide whether to go for it or not but as an old old Cricut user and owner of several cartridges already it was the obvious choice to stick with Cricut. Having the use of a whole 12 x 12 mat is so liberating after my old 6 x 12 (yes my old machine was that old) but to have the machine sitting somewhere other than next to my computer and cutting via wifi is the best.
My favourite thing so far to cut has been words, some in computer fonts but some even with my own handwriting. I love that feature. The word I decided to cut for this project however was a font from the computer and in silver card it came out perfectly.
It looks great raised up with foam pads too.
The project is up on the ASOI blog today as my DT piece.
Have a good weekend