Monday, February 20, 2017

Wish upon a star banner with Astrid

Hello Shimmerz friends! Today I have a little banner to share with you.
I had fun making this to decorate my (newly tidied) craft space :o)

I cut a banner shape from a size 12 manila tag, folded over the top and painted it with In the Navy AcriTonez. Then I added a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle glaze. While this was drying I mixed Blue My Top and Peas Be Mine AcriTonez with loads of gesso to get this soft blue tone. When the crackle glaze was touch dry I painted that over the top and that's how I got this background.
Next I layered up embellishments, some cheese cloth and artstones, using gel medium to glue them down.
Playing around with my sprays is always my favourite bit. I used Vibez Jeni B Bleu and Don't Rain on my Parade, and Coloringz Heidi Ho Blue and Chocolate Browny.
Some dry brushing with Gesso to bring out the textures.
Some stamping in selected areas

A little word plaque
A cord through the top and tassel at the bottom finished it all off.

Ok and now for the best bit :o)
Thanks for your visit today!


Rita said...

So adorable Astrid. Love the flowers and all the little details you always add to your creations. Hugs Rita xxxx

Dorthe said...

So very beautiful, Astrid, lovely with the flowers, and the artstones, giving so much texture, and movement in your banner, lovely tones, too, , dear.
Hugs , Dorthe

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful Astrid, love the colour and textures with thos gorgeous embellishments.
Avril xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Its totally exquisite. love everything about it Astrid! x

Sandy said...

Gorgeous - this is indeed bliss!
Sandy xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Sooo sooo beautiful as usual Astrid. I absolut love the colors you´ve used here and the structure is also just perfect hun. I agree with the above here, it truly is a bliss to watch this. Wonderful job again hun, well done.

butterfly said...

Lovely ocean coloured crackle, and the dimensional embellishing comes to life with all that shimmering silver. Congrats on the tidy craft space too (I'm envious!).
Alison x

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous creation Astrid and I love the beautiful colours and shimmer x you really show these products off so effectively x need to have them in the UK

Annie x

Joyce Kers said...

Crazy good textures Astrid!

Jackie P Neal said...

Beautiful Astrid!

Marisa Job said...

What a beautiful project!! Great instructions too!

mamablitger said...

Oh dear ... as always from you AMAZING work .. what lovely colors, awesome texture, fabulous embellishment !!! You are so talented and it's a pleasure to get inspired by your lovely art . Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs from Monica

Dortesjs said...

Waue Love Love, great colouring and layers and texture ;O)) I will follow you