Paris Ooh La La!

Always one for recycling, I found these 3 square art canvasses at my local thrift store, for a paltry $2 each. They look rather alien, don’t you think? 😉

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To start off, I wanted a sturdier background to work with, so I pasted some thick Laura Ashley wallpaper samples over the canvasses. There’s nothing worse than trying to stamp on a soft, wobbly background.

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I then laid down some blocks of colour using acrylic paint. Again, no idea where I’m going just yet. Next, I stuck on some vintage dressmaking pattern tissue paper – a favourite technique of mine, as it always sparks off ideas. Then, I added ephemera – scrapbooking paper, washi tape, birds, butterflies.
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And here’s what those alien critters became:
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Now for some stamping. I’d recently bought a set of Paris-themed ink stamps, so I tried these out.

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After a few mishaps (and cover-ups ahem!), and some judicious spray varnishing, here are the final results of this little experiment of mine. Voila!

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