Welcome to my monthly piece for Eileen Hull's Art With Heart Challenge. This month we are doing something a little different; all the designers have been challenged to create a simple project that is simple to create and not too time consuming.
Passport Book die cut from kraft card on my desk so this was my starting point. The next step was to add simple decoration and technique. I began by tearing masking tape randomly and then adhering to the front cover. I then used a blow torch (one you would use for cooking) and hovered over the masking tape to burn (a technique from Andy Skinner); it works perfectly and is so simple and adds a lovely aged feel to the project. I then added a Prima Relic piece from Sandra Evertson which I coloured with a touch of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic; dabbing off the excess paint with a piece of kitchen towel. I added a circle of rusty wire behind the Relic piece and then added delicate splatters of Gathered Twigs Distress Spray stain along with scratchy lines using an old credit card and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic. I also added a couple of pieces of masking tape to the Relic piece, again burning with a blow torch. "dreamer of dreams" has been added to the face using Remnant Rubs. A touch of simple stamping completes the front cover.