well this afternoon I finally got a chance to "Grunge" the bear I am making up for the Teddy Challenge over at Prim Patterns 'N' handmades.
I found a grunging method in an old magazine I had. well it still looks a bit light in the pictures but once it dried it was darker...I think Khris would be proud of me.
I love learning new things all the time.
Here's the recipe and method...what do you think of this one?
Mix together a solution of of one tablespoon each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, 3/4 cup of water and one teaspoon of Parisian essence.
let the mix settle for about 10 to 15 minutes until it reaches a sludge-like consistency. paint your bear or doll, allow it to dry. you can put it in the oven on 200 Celsius for about a minute. once dry rub off the granules and hey presto it is ready. you can paint it more than once for a darker effect. I only painted it once this time.
"who thinks there are not enough hours in a weekend".