Ink sprays with mica, sparkle and watercolour pens (pinks, teals, lilacs)
Fine tipped alcohol pen (black)
Glitter glue (pale aqua and lilac)
Viva Décor glitter paste (teal) and modelling paste (pale aqua)
Decorative oval frame die
How to make it:
Stamp the image onto stamping card with Versafine and heat emboss with clear powder. Colour with water based pens.
Randomly Spritz the canvas background and cover with UTEE while wet. Heat to melt. I wanted a bit of a random texture rather than smooth glass effect. If you want more texture pour a bit more powder onto the hot UTEE and melt. Ink the sentiment with StazOn and press into the molten UTEE. Leave until it sets before peeling away. I found the image was a little feint so darkened using an alcohol pen – drawing into the impressed lettering.
Apply the glitter paste with a palette knife onto the background using the leaf stencil. Apply modelling paste through the butterfly stencil. Leave to dry.
Lightly spritz the watercolour card with inks (you want it to be lighter than the canvas background so that it stands out). Cut out the frame with the decorative die and apply some ink to the edges with a sponge to define. Trim the main image to fit behind the frame and glue together. Mount onto the canvas with 3D foam.
All were stamped with Versafine (Onyx Black) and heat embossed with WOW Embossing Powder (Clear Gloss). This makes colouring really quick and easy as the embossed lines resist the watercolour. I used watercolour pens, Distress Inks, gouache paints and sparkle pens to colour. Gouache paints are semi opaque watercolours which are great where some coverage of the underlying patterned paper is needed.
Good morning. Just catching up with blogging a few more of my recent show samples created for Chocolate Baroque on Hochanda. This one was created with the Harlequin Bouquet stamp.
I experimented a bit with the Soft Form Relief Paste on this one. I tried inking the stamp before coating with the paste (using Archival Ink) with the hope to transfer the ink into the paste embellishment. I wasn’t sure if the ink would just diffuse and bleed into the paste making a smudgy mess. I was really pleased with the result – the inked image stayed clean and sharp and transferred perfectly.
Ink the stamp with Archival Ink and spread the relief paste over the top with a palette knife. Leave to fully dry before peeling away. This will not spoil the stamp in any way and the dried paste stays flexible and is easily removed. Drying times can vary and I find that it usually takes 2 days for me (I don’t have heating). So you need to plan ahead a bit when using this but the results are worth it.
Emboss the card blank with the harlequin folder and rub over with a little gilding wax.
Stamp the sentiment with Versamark onto a separate piece of card and heat emboss with the gold powder. Note: I would advise dusting the card with antistatic powder before embossing. I usually do this but forgot in this case so got some stray embossing powder over the background. However, I thought it looked ok and made it a bit more vintage looking in this case.
Trim the sentiment panel and glue to the card front along with the paste embellishment. Add Glossy Accents over the flowers and leaves to make them stand out.
Hi all – this is a little sneaky peek. There are more shows with Lesley Wharton and Chocolate Baroque coming to Hochanda TV tomorrow (9 Aug 7am and 12pm). Watch live on Freeview Channel 85 (or online via the website – they also keep videos available for a couple of weeks). Truly gorgeous stamps x.
Good morning. Today I have a quick and easy card to share – made in under 15 minutes. I had to make a couple of samples in a last minute hurry for Lesley Wharton’s recent TV shows on the Craft Channel. I hope that you like it.
Spectrum Noir Aquatints (orange, yellow and purple)
Glitter pens (red, green, yellow) and white gel pen
Talc or antistatic pad
How to make it:
Colour the stamping card quickly with aquatints (or use Brusho’s, watercolours or spritzer inks) dropping colours on ‘wet in wet’. Blot off excess with kitchen towel and dry with a heat gun.
Dust the surface with talc, antistatic powder or corn flour. This stops the embossing powder sticking where you don’t want it. Stamp the image with Versamark. Heat emboss with the black sparkle powder.
Colour parts of the image quickly with the glitter pens and add highlights with the white pen (just ‘scribble’ quickly around the flower petal edges).
Outline the card with black marker, glue and mount to the card front.