Names were drawn and we each had to make a piece of art for one person. Until then, we weren't to say who was making for whom...
My gift has been received so I am sharing it here with a few pictures in progress
the idea for this sprang from a you-tube video by the lovely Maremi Small Art (Marta Lapkowska)
This is the link (hopefully) to her you-tube channel which is full of fun.. Of course I can't find the link to the right video.....but you'll have fun looking
I added stencilled layers of texture paste through a couple of stencils
I always forget how sticky these dry, so I tried to seal it with some clear gesso... lots of smooshing of the blue colours... but I quite liked it so carried on..
time to add some stamping (Lin Brown for Paperartsy from ELB33) in blue archival ink
and some paper flowers got the spray treatment, plus a few dabs of paint on the petal edges..
I left some smaller flowers white
(edit.. no prizes for guessing Sam wasn't my swap partner, it's covered in flowers!)
(2nd edit.. just realised I made a big boo-boo. the video I saw on you tube was one of Vicky Papaioannou's ) sorry to both her and Marta for getting confused! they are both super talented you won't be sorry if you check out their channels!)