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Thursday, 23 November 2017

'Ladies of The Forest' PA White on White challenge

Hi everyone
I'm here tonight to link up my project for the PaperArtsy Blog. This was a real challenge for me as I have never limited my colour palette to variations of white before but I'm so pleased Leandra allowed me to create a project on this theme.  I loved making this!

I didn't set out to create a canvas. I intended to create some Christmas cards as the theme seemed to fit this outcome perfectly. However, once I started to collect bits and pieces from my stash it was clear that I had everything I needed for a Mixed Media spread. Although the challenge theme is 'White on White' or 'Shades of White' I couldn't resist complementing the white with silver. 

The Lynn Perrella images (the sets they are taken from can be seen on the PA blog link) are stamped first in Encore Silver before being embossed with WOW embossing powders. As I explain in the main PA blog post, I 'borrowed' an idea from Lynne Perrella herself to stamp the faces again on PA Smoothy card, again in silver, to cut out and lay over the first embossed face. This has made the faces stand out more clearly. 

The main colours used to help create these variations of white were: Fresco Chalk acrylic paints in: Chalk, Nougat, Snowflake, and heavy Gesso. I have explained how I created each layer over on the PA blog which you can link to above. I'll leave you with a few close ups, but would love you to pop over to the PA blog as there have been some wonderful creations on this theme over the last fortnight. 

Perhaps you are inspired to create something on this theme? I'm off to create some 'white on white' Christmas cards. Until next time, Thankyou for popping by! 


  1. Love this theme Chris when I saw it come up in my feed I wished I had the time to participate as there is nothing more serene than white on white. Beautiful project, full of texture and hidden detail. A fabulous way to encapsulate bits and bobs from your craft stash. Thank you for sharing..
    Have a fabulous Weekend. Hugs Tracey xx

    1. Thank you Tracey. It certainly took me out of my comfort zone but I really enjoyed the process. Your comments are always so lovely and encouraging xxxx

  2. Just popped over to say that I love your creation. Taken me a while but just left comment. You have done an amazing job and the tutorial us just right. Lovevit! Xx