For my handmade background on the 4×4 Friday challenge, I used Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks. They come in lots of colors, some shimmery metallics. They are oil paints stiffened with wax that work beautifully on fabrics and paper.
I rubbed several colors onto a piece of white copy paper with a textured surface underneath, blending the colors together with a colorless blending stick for the final step. It takes about 24 hours to dry.
Then I stamped a text stamp over it with black Stazon, added some fiber paper along with a photograph of a stone sculpture piece from our garden.
I created a little hanging by adding eyelets and a beaded wire hanger at the top.
Thanks to Kim Gibson for such a fun playdate with Shiva stiks and more earlier this summer. Kim just returned from a two week middle ages adventure. She has some fantastic pictures to share on her blog.
Also, thank you Bettie Barnes for that beautiful Goddess of the Grape statuary piece, she looks so serene and mysterious in our garden.
“Remember that happiness is a way of travel…..not a destination.” ~Unknown