Hi welcome to this week's mess, If you'd like to play along and show us what you are playing with the link up for this blog hop starts at Julia's blog seen here.
as dark as this is would you believe there are 3 ott lights shining on this table and an over head ceiling light too. I am seeing the piles start creeping onto the cutting mat so, this is usually my cue to start putting more things away. which so far so good, after each sample is done the stamps are cleaned and most the tools and such have been put away. its the scraps that do me in, for a while I will dig through them then they become too messy and need dealt with.
so, since last week. I still do not have an entire Penny Black background cut from its interlocking circles die, but I did receive happy mail from My Favorite Things and I got the mini chicken wire background die finally and it cuts just fine. YAY. finally dug that wordy stencil out to play with I got a while ago now and so, this is something #2 ( #1 was so ugly it got tossed already) and yes, I know paper is double sided. eventually I will figure out a look for it I like. The crackle rock candy distress paint did not do what I wanted it to do in my head either so that bottle has been put away now and I'm down to the ranger crackle accents to see what it will do. ( eventually ) still doing Dirty samples so, I can have more time to leave love in the gallery while it's live.
this particular round I decided to try taping the stencil to the mat and trace around the inside with a black fine tip sharpie marker over the paint (that was over the dylusions spray) so, either it was a dying sharpie or it doesn't like paint. I ended up hauling this in the house after and tracing around it all with an Micron Pen and that was much better for the definition with the blacks.
this particular stencil is made by a company called the crafters workshop, its an 6" version. ( they also make 12" versions) and the line is called Zenspirations. hope this helps. :)