I bought this lovely stamp at Port Sunlight recently. Isn't it lovely. Crying out for a bit of decoupaging, I thought. Stamped in black archival. Coloured with prisma pencils. Stamped and coloured again for the decoupage.
The sentiment is from another set, again stamped in black archival.
A light dusting with distress ink, then mounted onto orange and yellow card, then mounted onto an 8 x 8 card blank.
I am entering this card into the Indigo Blu challenge which is all about words.
I can see this image adorning all sorts of altered things.
This is another of my favourite Clarity stencils. Mind you, I just love poppies.
I coloured through the mask with distress inks. Let that dry. Cleaned the stencil then put it back in place. Then I applied clear embossing paste. While the paste was still wet I poured over micro beads. Those little blighters get everywhere, don't you know!
A light dusting of distress ink around the edges using those fabulous Clarity brushes. A white mat, a green mat, an 8 x 8 card base, and the jobs a good un.
I light dusting with three distress inks (squeezed lemonade, salty ocean and pink?). Removed the mask and a light dusting around the edges with squeezed lemonade. Mounted onto blue and pink card then onto an 8 x 8 card base. A greeting, a pale blue organiza ribbon across the corner finished with a bow. And there you have it!
This is my newest Clarity stencil so it just had to have an airing. I am entering this into this months Clarity challenge which is monochrome.
I applied distress inks with my Clarity brushes. Allowed that to dry and cleaned the stencil..
Next, tape the stencil back in place and apply clear stencil paste onto the design.
Remove the stencil and clean it thoroughly. Allow the work to dry overnight (without touching it with your fingers to see if it is dry).
Then stamp the word, from the very useful Clarity word chain stamps, using the same colour distress ink. Cut this into a banner and stick this over the place where you stuck your finger into the paste to see if it was dry!
Last Wednesday I attended a meltpot workshop with the lovely Maria Simms at Birkenhead. What a fab day it was! My finished canvas looks nothing like it did on Wednesday, but I like it. I had such fun playing to get it to this stage.
I painted the frame inside and out with Eco acrylic paint in Ocean, but I kept the returns black. I used a stamp from the Clarity Journal set as I thought it looked a bit like a sea plant in the background.
I remade my seahorses using a yummy blue UTEE I bought from Maria, mixed with clear UTEE. I found the melted UTEE much easier to work with when I added a little UTEE flex to the mix.
I melted beeswax in my project pan and poured this into a couple of moulds I have had for ages and this gave me a lovely selection of sea shells and even a little seahorse. These I coloured with mica powders.
The little fish and the light house I have had for ages. In the base I poured glue and added frantage embossing powders them melted it with the heat gun. This made it bubble up a treat. You can only see it if you get close.
I made a couple of flowers with some stuff a bit like burlap to add the one we made at the workshop.
The string knotted and stuck along the bottom of the frame is an idea someone else had used on her frame (sorry, I forget who it was). I liked the idea so much I decided to do it too.
Such a fun project to do. I'm not sure where it is going to live yet, but I may well do another one.
I live in a beautiful area of North Wales, up in the hills but not too far from civilisation! We run a busy boarding Cattery. I answer the phone and do a little administration. My passion is paper crafting which I have been doing for the past ten years or so. I love getting inky and messy with paints. Nothing better than starting with a clean sheet of card and creating everything yourself. I like to keep my hands busy so when not paper crafting I also knit, crochet, sew, make jewellery, in fact anything that keeps my hands busy. I also enjoy reading.