The lanterns were stamped onto copy paper and cut out to create masks. I dotted a little zig glue on the back and left to dry. This glue then gives a temporary tac to hold the masks in place while stamping.
The scene was stamped with Versafine, stamping the foreground images first then covering with masks while stamping the images set behind. The scene was extended by drawing with the fine tipped pen (i.e. water swirls).
The foliage across the top was stamped with Versamark and pigment powders were applied with a soft brush. Further foliage was stamped with Wild Honey Distress Ink. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with powder.
The image was coloured with watercolour pens, dissolved pigments, sparkle overlay and glitter pens. Highlights were added with white pen and additional shading added with pencils.
The image was edged with alcohol marker and by blending with Dusty Concord Distress Ink.
Extra sparkle was added with glitter glue and Glossy Accents. PVA pearls were applied to the border.
I have been trying to have a go at Parchment craft as I love the delicate result. I thought that it would make a lovely tranquil version. No picot cutting as I am hopeless, so I cheated with a die. I tried to hide the glue but still ended up with a blob of showing through the parchment – eek! I was fairly pleased with the results but have a lot to learn and more practice needed yet.
Scalloped circle dies (Pin Dot Scalloped Circle – Tattered Lace)
PVA pearls (tangerine), extra fine glitter and sequins
Used tumble dryer sheet
How it was done:
The gold card and parchment were cut out using dies. The background was created using Distress Ink through the stencil (using a blending brush).
The image was stamped onto the front of the parchment using white StazOn. I then embossed the outlines on the back of the parchment using a fine embossing tool, tracing the stamped image. To help aid the embossing tool to glide on the parchment I rubbed over the surface using the tumble drier sheet first.
Larger embossing tools were then used to add shading. Although it is generally called ‘shading’ it is actually ‘highlighting’ as embossing stretches the parchment and makes it whiter. You need to work gently and slowly, leaving the parchment to rest between layers of further whitening. I did tear her cloak (eeeeek) but managed to disguise it with a little Perga Glue which was later covered with glitter.
Sparkly highlights were then added to the front using a mapping pen (dip pen), sticky ink and extra fine glitter.
I love creating monochromatic blue & white cards. Perfect for a tranquil meditation.
Hi all – Lesley and Judith are back on Hochanda tomorrow (Tues) with more lovely stamps from Chocolate Baroque (10am and 2pm Freeview Channel 85 or watch online from the Hochanda website – live or on catch up).
Here is a sneaky peek of my samples.
Also Colouricious are on with block printing (11 and 3pm) and so excited that Andy Skinner will be on too with mixed media shows (12 and 4pm).
Chocolate Baroque are back on Hochanda TV today with some lovely Eastern themed stamps (UK 10am and 2pm – Freeview Channel 85, or watch live online from their website at hochanda.com). They are also brining a fabulous sentiment sheet – brilliant for arty and mixed media projects.
I have so enjoyed making samples for the shows and cannot wait to see more creations from my Teamies and FAB demos from Lesley and Judith.
Here is a sneaky peek:
If you miss the shows they remain up on the Hochanda website for a couple of weeks so you can catch up later.
Just a little sneaky peek of my samples for the shows tomorrow on Hochanda TV from Lesley Wharton and Chocolate Baroque – 6th Feb 8 and 11am – Freeview Channel 85 (or watch live online from their website).
Stamp the background card randomly with black ink. Note: I used StazOn as my card blank was shiny (if you are using mat card then Versafine will be ok).
Trim the stamping card to fit the front leaving a border and edge with black pen. Draw a circle lightly in pencil and divide into quarters. Stamp using 3 small stamps on the block at the same time and Versafine, turning the card between stamping and stamping into each corner to create a wreath design. Tip: Lay your stamps onto the card placing them around your drawn circle and then pick them up onto your acrylic block. A gridded acrylic block will help you to line up while repeat stamping. Note: This can also be done with a stamping gear if you have one, or using a stamp platform, turning the card 90 degrees between each stamping. Do a quick practice on copy paper to get the placement. You need to leave enough space for the sentiment in the middle. This sounds complicate but it really is easy – honest.
Stamp the sentiment with Versafine and colour the images with sparkle pens. Glue to the card front.
Note: I used a ready made background paper from my stash. I created it by painting with water based inks and dropping dishwasher salt granules onto the ink while still wet. This was then left to fully dry before brushing off the salt. These are so quick and easy to make and I tend to do a batch of them so I always have some backgrounds in my stash. You could use a commercial printed paper instead.
Trim the patterned paper to fit behind the card aperture and stamp the images with Versamark Ink. Heat emboss with white powder.
Stick behind the aperture and colour the butterfly with the gold pen and add faux stitching around the border for sparkle.