I thought I would have a go at something a little more 'masculine' whilst at the same time use up some of my old paper stash. I really love paper piecing too. The base is an 8"x8" canvas covered with Tims retro papers.
I mixed some black acrylic paint with some Terra embossing paste and got a deep brown and spread some through Tims stars stencil. I need more practise at this paste lark as it always bleeds. Seems I'm using too much pressure so I'll be more light handed next time.
Today was a glorious day and I made the most of it.
A few more plants some williow canes and a few terracotta pots plus some brown paint and today's garden plan started.
Looking at the border this is the right hand side. I actually didn't want to paint the sleepers but needs must and have to admit they look so much better.
See what I mean - this is the left side before I painted the sleeper.
I nurtured several house leeks over the winter in the greenhouse - they hate getting wet, me too!!! - but had the idea of re-planting them into little terracotta pots and attaching them to the end willow fan. However, I couldn't find the number of small pots needed so ended up buying troughs instead. This is what evolved.
It's a cold wind that's blowing today so I'm staying inside. Thank goodness for the new boiler too. It's a little smaller than the old one so when I saw the extra space I asked the fitter if I could use it or whether I had to leave it as 'breathing' space. You can tell what he said
I've had a little play with some distress paint this morning and made this 5" x 3" MDF plaque.
I used a brayer to paint it which gives a much smoother finish.