Week four already! Where is the summer going to? Another super project and video from Clare to inspire us all. This is my take on it:
I opted for a padded envelope this week. Had actually started to gesso it before watching Clare's video- a bit of a coincidence :-) Not having any Intense ink blocks I did things a little differently- gesso, then white paint, followed by lightly marking out my patchwork with a pencil. Painted the blocks with acrylics and then stamped in black on top.
Another 'make do' was a lack of suitable washi tape. Instead I used some old quilling paper strips that I have had for ages and ages. The relief detail was added with black silk paint gutta that I found at the bottom of a box (lol). The photos are of course meant to represent that it is better to see a glass as half full than half empty and the quotes are (top) : 'Yesterday is not ours to reverse, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose' (not sure now if I find this inspirational or not- a bit of pressure really isn't it to make the most of everyday, whereas in reality there are good and bad ones...) and (bottom): 'We can complain that rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses'.