Tuesday, 31 July 2012

"Welcome Sign"
By Linda Thompson

"Welcome Sign"
Using a chipboard album cover I created this Welcome sign to hang near my front door its approx 22cm wide and 16cm tall.

I painted the chipboard a pale green then applied a fiber paste which is the same as texture paste but has small pieces of fibers in it to give more texture I then repainted it in the green and inked the edges in a dark brown ink.
I also painted the lace with the same colour green & used Impasto gel to attach the lace, There are a few 7cm lime green mulberry flowers folded in half and added to the background (they are a little hidden in the end but add colour around the flower clusters) I added some ribbon to the top and bottom and then painted the whole thing in Impasto gel including over the lace, flowers & ribbon, however I did leave a couple of the mulberry flower petals sticking up along with some of the bows on the ribbon.

Taking some chipboard alphas I painted them the same green and added white crackle paint over the top, once it had dried I just chipped a bit of the crackle paint away here and there to make some of the green shin through. I then attached them with glue and painted Impasto gel over the top.

I have used a combination of Green Tara flowers including one of the new release flowers Sakura in green, these are fabric and so very cute and elegant.

Using my 3 favorite flowers Apple blossoms, gardenias & cherry blossoms to created the perfect colours I have glimmer misted some and adding small amounts of ink to others, by just lightly touching the tops of the flowers onto a ink pad. There are also a few roses thrown in here and there.

I have added some new fabric leaves in green and white here and there.
And created this wonderful spider flower from green tara string. To finish it off I used a glitter clear spray and sprayed the whole thing to give it a little sparkle.

Green Tara Products Used
Sakura Flower Lime - CODE: XF9221Li
Apple blossoms White - CODE: FDV044Tu/W, Ivory - CODE: FDV044Iv
Gardenias White - CODE: FDV054Wh, Peach - CODE: FDV054Pe
Cherry blossoms Cream - CODE: FLC22C, Peach/Cream CODE: FLC22PeC
Ribbon Butterfly on wire Lime - CODE: RB6764LG
Roses 1cm white - CODE: FDR001Wh, 1.5cm white CODE: FDR003Wh, 2cm white CODE: FDR009Wh
Fabric Leaves white - CODE: XL266Wh, Green - CODE: XL266GrP
Mulberry petals 7cm Lime - CODE: FDS021LG
String Green - CODE: PSGr
Misc- Chipboard pieces, tiles, metal, pearls, paint, ink, impasto, crackle paint, fiber paste, glimmer mist, glitter.



  1. STUNNING. So many gorgeous details. Love it. Cheers Di xo

  2. This is totally gorgeous, so many details to look at !!

  3. Such a sweet idea! This is lovely, the gates are a gorgeous touch!!

  4. Oh this is gorgeous - shabbylicious!

  5. This is so beautiful Linda - so much to look at

  6. Wonderful idea...love the flowers and details!