Its that funny time between Christmas and New Year. Felicity over at seahorse textiles has introduced me to a fantastic new word - lacuna. I had to look it up. It means an empty space or a missing part.
Well, so to fill an empty space (and trust me mine isn't really empty - the to do list is growing inexorably and not all in a crafts related way) what better way than a bit of You Tubing.
And I found this, which shows some nifty background techniques. ( I love the faux crackle effect).
Now I should just say that this girl is all a messy painty sticky kind of girl, and to be quite honest it is not all to my taste. But you've got to admire her va va voom.
I also have no idea what my trusty machine would do if I asked it to stitch through layers of pva, paper and gesso!
She is also hugely inventive. Here's another video she did, this time about using a craft mat as a faux gelli plate!
Well, I guess as the year draws to a close and resolutions are made I should just finish this last post of 2013 and say thank you to anyone reading this. It's been a blast and no doubt there will be more to come in 2014! So happy new year.