Friday, 15 October 2010
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
The background is Viva Ferro stamped and painted, then lightly dabbed on Inka Gold. I've used stamps from Artistic Outpost and Stampers Anonymous, paper from my Lost and Found Stack again, TSS metal and some bits of Ideology on my inchies. I've got little stories rattling around in my brain for these inchies. Not quite sure where they are going yet, but think I might make these projects into mini 'imaginary' journal covers.
Monday, 4 October 2010
The mountboard is covered in a thin layer of Viva Terra and then stamped in some places to create texture, painted with raw sienna and cream acrylic paint and then I very lightly dabbed on a little Inca Gold.
The Collections Element I used is a little card with nine inchies pre cut into it. After popping out the inchies I painted the frame in Old Paper Distress Crackle Paint and after drying sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.
There are four stamped inchies using stamps from The Artistic Stamper and Stampers Anonymous. Two of the inchies are covered in TSS metal, embossed, aged with black acrylic paint, and then have a little Cloudy Blue Alcohol Ink on them. Some Lost and Found is covering two more, and finally, and ooh, I felt so naughty, I cut up an old Latin text book, which I have to admit I haven't looked at since 1976!! The Inchies are attatched with foam sticky to make them stand out from the frame. To finish off I added a few old watch parts and an old pen-nib.I would like to enter this project in three challenges.
Simon Say Stamp and Show Your Numbers, Gingersnap Creations No.71 Inchies and The Artistic Stamper October Challenge, Layers.
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Simon Says Show your Distressed /Sanded Grunge.
The Sunday Stampers Challenge 'String'.
Something Completely Differents Challenge Shades of Autumn.
Next I got to play with my new Tattered Leaves Die, which I then embossed and sanded. The leaves are then coloured with some autumnal Alcohol Inks, but I just can't get this to show too well. The calender page is from my Lost and Found Stack.
Saturday, 2 October 2010
This weeks technique for the Compendium of Curiosities can be found on page 33, and is one that I use quite often, so thought I'd step away from my favorite blues and greens and go for some jammy red!
I have used Barn Door, Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose DI's for my background, and stamped a few Paperartsy flourishes in Victorian Velvet. The sentiment is also Paperartsy as are the flowers. The girl in the mini frame is an Artchix image, and the flowers are stamped onto gold TSS metal and coloured with Red Pepper Alcohol Ink.
Rock Candy Distress Cracklepaint has been added around the top and bottom of the tag. I got a bit impatient waiting for it to dry and applied a bit to much heat in some places, making it boil (got some funny fumes at that point) but serendipity stepped in and it looks remarkably like jam! Yesterday I went to Artisan , and came away with lots of carrier bags full of goodies! My task today is to sort out all my lovely new stash. I think I'm going to need some more storage space soon.