A little dab will do you…

This fortnight’s challenge at That Craft Place is sponsored by All Dressed Up!  I love this image called Looking Gorgeous.  Prince Charming’s printer was out of black ink when I printed it and so I ended up doing a no lines colouring thing without planning to! lol


I used DecoArts paints in browns to paint the frame.  I then used a Marianne die to make a paper mask that I sponged gold paint through.  The same gold paint was used on the cheesecloth (lower left corner).  I pulled out a number of white flowers from my stash (most from Lisa’s though) and started spraying them with Dylusions to match the colours I used colouring.  This worked way better than I imagined!  Love them and finally used the chocolate brown dylusions! lol There’s a bit of burlap hiding behind the bow.  I love the ribbons from the shop…they gave me some lovely texture.  I did dab a bit of gold paint on the one to tie it all together.  I always struggle to use flowers (but not in the buying part) on my projects, but I’m rather chuffed with how this all turned out.

I learned a few things whilst making this…mostly about glue! lol  I used DecoArts Faux Finishing Medium to glue the ribbons, cheesecloth, and burlap to the frame.  This stuff is fantastic!  It dries clear and it’s perfect for ribbon and fabric.  The other fab glue was Collall’s Decopage.  I used this thick glue for the flowers…it smooshes (technical word) around the 3D object and holds it in place.

What’s your favourite glue and why?


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7 thoughts on “A little dab will do you…

  1. I love your project. And I may consider trying the glues that you comented. I’m, afraid I use white glue or glossy accents for everything ;p

    1. LOL…we all have our favourites, eh? I never got on with glossy accents…I get it everywhere and I mean everywhere I don’t want it! I’m in love with the faux finishing medium. We used it yesterday in Mark’s class to seal greyboard, to seal paint (so when I dribbled paint on something that was finished, the wet paint just wiped off) and to do the image transfer. Fantastic stuff that faux finishing medium…it almost does the washing up too! lol And that decopage glue was so fabulous for the flowers because it just squished up around them to hold them in place if you get what I mean. Thanks for stopping by! xx

  2. Oh my Erin this is stunning. I love blue and brown together and the image is stunning!
    Linda xxx

    1. Thanks Linda! It’s one of my favourite combinations. If Picasso can have a blue period, surely I can have a brown & turquoise phase! xx

  3. This is scrumptious Erin, what a fantastic project! It has all come together so well. I too learnt a lot about glues on Saturday. That faux finishing stuff is definitely on next month’s shopping list for my bag at That Craft Place.

    1. Thanks Judy! It was fun to do. I kept adding stuff to the pile of ‘this might work’. I struggle so hard with using flowers (why do some people just have that flower gene?), but am pleased with this one. That faux finishing stuff is AWESOME! lol xx

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