This was a super fun project to make. I pulled out all sorts of "messy media" which also makes this a perfect project to be entered into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #10. Take a look:
block parts I used the Movers & Shapers circle die (smallest circle) to cut a hole in one of the center panels for the top. Then I used the Bubble Stencil and gesso to make the texture on the sides. I also used the Harlequin stencil to make the cone texture by tapping the stencil with a Walnut Stain ink pad, then misting with water. Apply the inked stencil to the paper and it makes a print! You can see full instructions on how to do this on Tim's blog this month.
Step 2 - Once the gesso was dry I scribbled on various colors of Distress Stain and misted them with water to get them to blend together. Once I was happy with the blending, I dried them with my heat tool. I faded the colors back a smidge by misting the panels with a white Tattered Angels mist. It gave it a nice sparkle and whitewash effect. I also hit some areas with Gelatos to add some more texture and color. I like how they catch on the raised gesso areas. I didn't blend them in; I wanted the strokes to show.
Step 3 - I'm happy with the way my ice cream cone turned out. After wrapping and gluing the cone shape, I glued a stryofoam ball into the top of it. Once dry, I used a palette knife to cover the ball with Paper Perfect (very messy but fun!!) I spread it into place and used the knife to sculpt the "ice cream fringe" at the base of the "scoop". I let it dry overnight and was very happy with the adhesion and texture of the Paper Perfect. It's pretty cool stuff and had been living in my stash for quite awhile! It was good to put it to use.
I hope this puts you in an inspired summer mood! Check out The Artists On the Block for more inspiring ATBs. =)
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