Thursday, 8 June 2017

A word very close to my heart!

Hello there! Its Rachel here with another take on this months challenge set by Sue - words with meaning. This time I decided to use just one word and decorate the letters in it in different ways. The word is craft - its got me through allsorts that life has thrown at me and so for that alone is incredibly important. I know many of you find it really helpful too!

Here's the final piece...

Each letter was firstly gessoed then painted in acrylic paint in a shade of green or yellow. Then I treated them separately.

The C was treated with the Tim Holtz distress mosaic kit.



Next for the R .... this was stamped and painted...


The A was simply stencilled ...


F was stencilled with crackle paste and then gone over with distress oxide. I also stamped too.


T was painted in crackle glaze and gone over in more paint.


I hope you like my ideas ... perhaps you can decorate a word that is important to you and enter our challenge?

Hugs

Rachel xxx




7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness Rachel! This word is certainly close to my heart as well! ;0 I just adore each and every treatment of these gorgeous letters. I know you will treasure this and display it proudly. Wonderful inspiration! The prettiest mosaic I have seen. Hugs, Autumn

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  2. Fantastic project Rachel ! Each letter is so beautiful and they all showcase fabulous techniques to boot ! Sue C x

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  3. Love your project Rachel, it looks amazing with each of the letters being treated differently. My particular favourite is the crackle! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. Fabulous Rachel! Love all the different techniques you have used, I totally agree with you on the importance of having craft in in our lives.! Xx

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  5. FAB-U-LOUS! Love how each letter is treated differently so they are individual little works of art. That is definitely a word with meaning to all of us.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  6. Great word! I don't think we need to be reminded to craft, do we?! Ha! Ha! But what an inspiring project! I love reading how you've finished each of the letters--5 works of art! Hugs!

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  7. thankyou so much - you have all been very kind!!! xx

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