Saturday, 3 May 2014


It's 3up week on the paperartsy blog this week.  There was so much artwork and creativity going on, it was hard not to pick up a paint pot and splodge away! I loved the work that Lesley Ebdon created on a framed mirror and took my inspiration from her work.

At my recent trip to Alexandra Palace, I bought a tray from the mdf man that I am going to use for my craft tools.
This was the perfect substrate to get my art on!  I had fun building up the layers..

I started with a base layer of a light blue then mixed 2 further shades of blue using a cut and dry pad. 
Using a Dyan Reaveley border stamp inked up with watering can archival ink I went on the inside edge of the tray, whilst that was drying I stamped some JOFY glitter and circle images into some old dictionary paper.

More JOFY stamps were used for the flowers and for effects.  Once everything was dry (ish! - You know us crafters are impatient!) I added acrylic paint to accent & glued the dictionary images with gel medium. 

Fab inspiration from paperartsy! Ta muchly!


Darcy UK said...

ooo fab tray, i could do with one like that to stand my paints in. Loving the border, really finishes it off.

karen barker said...

great tray, love the colours. it was great seeing it come together

Alison said...

Wow! A stunning transformation Emma!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Emma, that looks great. Fab colours & I love the white border.

Emma Dawson said...

Your tray looks fabulous! Love the blues and the border is a great addition.

Emma x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. So beautiful and so useful too!

Lucy x

hotpotato said...

All what you completed at the crop today were stunning, so talented Emm.