Happy Friday, everyone! Today, the eclectic Paperie E-Team is celebrating papercrafting and multimedia goddess, Wendy Vecchi! One of the most-beloved educators and innovators in this awesome industry, Wendy has written four books, produced numerous cool stamp sets and created a line of innovative Art Parts that's an absolute blast to play with!
I used Wendy's Art Parts "Residences" set for this little village. I coated the houses with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso and used an old credit card as a palette knife to create a faux stucco look. Once that dried, I painted them with a mixture of half Altered Orange and half Traditional Tan Studio Paint.
The roofs were painted with Distress Crackle in Peeled Paint, then colored over with Distress Stain in Weathered Wood. The little scalloped pieces at the top and bottom are Art Parts from the Sample Pack tinted with Vintage Photo Distress Stain and sprinkled with Terra Cotta Adirondack Embossing Powder. The tiny doors were decorated with Adirondack Embossing Powder in Lettuce. The text inside the windows was stamped from the new Studio 490 Celestial Art set.
The background is regular chipboard painted with Weathered Wood Distress Crackle, then tinted over with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. The flower is made from Wendy's Clearly For Art Modeling Film, backed with papers from Tim Holtz's Retro Grunge Paper Stash. The face is a little pewter bead that's been floating around in my "parts box" for a couple years!
My E-Team sisters outdid themselves yet again, making some of the most magnificent art I've seen yet! Please hop around and visit them... and be sure to leave a comment at each blog. Daisy, from eclectic Paperie, is giving away a new Studio 490 stamp set, some Art Parts and other fun surprises, to TWO randomly selected winners from among those who comment at each blog. She's also giving away a $25 gift voucher for one lucky person who leaves a comment at the eclectic Paperie blog! We're accepting entries through this Sunday, so take a moment to say "hello" and you just might score some sweet Wendy goodies!
The E-Team is:
Daisy Sparks, of eclectic Paperie
Linda Ledbetter (That's me!)
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoy our new projects, and feel inspired to create something yourself with the fab Studio 490 products!