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Lonely as a cloud

Shameless plug! No I'm just kidding. The title refers to what I have done this week, not my post apocalyptic novel. Before I get onto that, first the crafting.

I started off with a photo frame from my stash. No idea where this came from.

I made multiple items out of paper clay and glued them on, then waited a couple of days for them to dry. Once dry I primed it with black gesso.

 I then used a pale chalk paint as a background.

I used black gesso again in the paper clay, wiping it away when it was tacky to give the clay pieces some depth, before using silver and gold waxes. I then coloured a piece of card using distress pads, and some stencils, as well as a little embossing powder and crackle stamp. Then I stamped the Stampendous Nevermore stamp.

The card was made with thinlit dies. I coloured the birds with promarkers, used Glossy Accents on the balloons and stickles on the hats. The background was inked with two stencils, then a sentiment stamped on. Finally I backed it onto a p…
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