My Mom's birthday crept up on me, and in order for her gift to reach her in time, it had to be mailed yesterday due to the Labor Day Holiday in the States. You can probably guess that her favorite color is blue.
I started with a piece of Anna Griffin paper and finally had the opportunity to play with Wendy Vecchi"s crackle paste. I added a drop of Watering Can Archival Re-inker to the paste before spreading it through Tim's Flourish stencil. Unfortunately, the color was not distinct enough and I attempted to add Weathered Wood Distress Ink without using the stencil. It created a shadow around the crackled flourishes, so I grabbed the gesso from my stash and applied it to mute the background. Then I added Weathered Wood to the flourishes while the stencil was in place. I inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire. The tulle was dyed with Chipped Sapphire, Weathered Wood and Hickory Smoke Distress Inks. A golden "Wish" charm was distressed with Weathered Wood Distress Paint and is offset by a blue Tiny Tattered Floral rose and a Heirloom Rose. Here are a couple of close ups.