Welcome! Anne here to share the last stop for January - Terminal 4. A
little reminder of what's in the travel bag this month:
Product - Crackle Paint/Paste/Glaze
Technique - Wrinkle Free Distress
Colour - Hues of Blue
Substrate - Wood
Since we are now looking forward to Spring and Summer I decided to create
an underwater scene using my favourite seahorses by Tim Holtz.
The base of the clock is wood and measures 3.1/2" x 4.1/2". I did the preparation of the base a while ago - the base was painted with white Gesso, a layer of PVA glue was applied once the Gesso was dry. I immediately applied a layer of Tumbled Glass Distress Paint and left it to dry and some lovely cracks appeared.
Next I put some Distress Inks on my mat in Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean. I spritzed
some water over the Inks and dragged the clock base through the inks until I got a result
I was happy with.
I took the Bubble stencil by Tim Holtz and dabbed Cornflower Blue Archival Ink
here and there over the base.
I die cut all the elements I wanted to use - seahorses, starfish and greenery using Tim
Holtz dies. I coloured the seahorses and the starfish with various Distress Inks and then
gave them a good thick coat of Clear Rock Candy Distress Paint.
Here is a close up of the beautiful starfish. The light is very poor at the moment so the Crackle Paint doesn't show up as well as it does in real life.
After adding the die cut greenery, I added some shells, a gift from a lovely friend. The eyes are seed beads from my stash, I also added a few clear ones to resemble bubbles. Finally,
I added the clock mechanism and a little stand at the back.
Here is another look at the finished clock.
As a recap I would like to show you again what my lovely teamies did with contents of the
same travel bag.
Terminal 1 - Alison
Terminal 2 - Amanda
Terminal 3 - Jennie
Aren't they just beautiful?!
Our current challenge 'Going Round in Circles' is still running and we have had lots of
wonderful entries so far. If you have the time we would love to see you join in!
Thanks for joining me here at Terminal 4.