Monday, June 21, 2010
I had the opportunity to participate in a really fun little swap making "moos". Moos are very little pieces of art - 1 1/8" x 2 3/4". There were three categories in the swap and I took one spot in each... the fat free moo can have nothing over the edges, the 2% moo is allowed to have things hanging over the edges, and the whole moo is an ATC with a moo on it.
For my fat free moo I created a fun background using stencil pastes. First, I covered chipboard with black stencil paste and let it dry completely, than covered the black stencil paste with crackle stencil paste. Before dry, I stamped into the crackle paste with foam stamps. After it was dried and cracked, I painted it using pastels, then covered the whole thing with glossy medium. I added a little dragonfly brad before adhering it to a background.
For the 2% moo I created a background from stamps and glimmer mist. I used a piece of swirl ribbon for the 'water' and the palm tree is a QuicKutz. I used a little Pebble Beach mud puddles to create the sand, and heat embossed the stamped seagull in black.
The whole moo is pretty much created from papers and tags from Graphic 45. I accented it with gold eyelets. Very simple but there stuff is so pretty it just looks good by itself!
I had a lot of fun with these - fun to try techniques in little bits, very sweet and simple. Hope you enjoy!