Hello crafty friends! It's Susan on today, with a quote from an ancient Chinese philosopher. I can't remember what I was searching for when I found this, but it stopped me in my tracks and, well, allowed me to settle my dust.
I've fallen in love with the House Ornament Kits, and have a few extra House Ornament Bases hanging around. Turns out, the base works well as a "canvas".
First things first, I glued the top and sides and allowed to dry. I laid out some of the elements I wanted, as well as the Lao Tzu quote. I drew a rough circle around the text area to keep it clear of dimensional elements.
I used a stencil and Golden gel for the raised areas.
Covered with white gesso, then started building the design.
Henna Doodles 1 made a great flourish on the left, with a bit of leaf at the bottom and some of the extra parts on the right side. I adhered all the elements the same Golden regular gel.
Cover everything with gesso, especially the nooks and crannies.
To start the color layering, I used an old Tattered Angels mist, and then loads of acrylic paints as needed.
Before adhering the printed quote I set out the words one last time (notice I reprinted in a different font).
Thanks for your visit today!
Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Used
House Ornaments Base #D172 HB
Henna Doodles 1 #C5J
Other Supplies Used
Golden Regular Gel
Prima flower stencil
Metal flowers, leaves, butterfly