I had some large pieces of MDF left over from the demolition of our old kitchen cupboards. I cut this into shape using a Jigsaw, cutting a rectangle out of the centre so that I could stick a piece of Whiteboard to the back. I also cut out some die-cut Tim Holtz Tattered Florals, which I painted with Fresco paints in Eggplant, Smoked Paprika, Baltic Blue and Tinned Peas. I also die-cut a Tim Holtz 'On the Edge' border to make a gate similar to that on my repro Clarice Cliff mug; but I eventually decided against using this when I arranged all my elements on my base.
Saturday, 31 August 2013
Welcome to Magpieheaven. Over at Paper Artsy the amazing Darcy has been creating so much! Her brain just teems with wonderful creative ideas. If you would like to be inspired just click HERE. This creative genius even designed her own range of stamps for Paper Artsy and they would grace any project. One of the great things about Darcy is that she is not afraid of building a project, so although my contribution this week may not be directly an interpretation of what she has been doing, I hope it is in the Darcy spirit! I need a new memo board to match the new Magpie kitchen - whenever it emerges, butterfly like from its chrysalis. Now, Darcy created a great chalk board. What I loved about it was the way the Paper Artsy stamped flowers arched around the board, softening and adding interest and perspective. I love Clarice Cliff ceramics, so I thought, 'What if I make a board that sweeps and swirls itself like a Clarice country cottage and arrange flowers around the edge?'
I painted the whole frame for the board in Snowflake, after sanding it down. Later I drew round the flowers with a black pen to give the Clarice Cliff definition. I decided that I would Crackle Glaze the roof so I painted over my Snowflake base with a good coat of Little Black Dress.