Thursday, 26 February 2009

Tissue paper atcs

The top picture is of the tissue paper before i added anything so you could see the effect.

I had lots of messy fun making the background. It is just lots of pva glue and torn tissue paper. I started by painting a layer of pva on a teflon sheet i then covered with a layer of tissue paper trying to keep the colours random, then added more pva, then tissue paper and so on till i was happy with it, think i did about 5 layers. It is the waiting for it to dry i didn't like took 2 days to dry properly, then i peeled it off the teflon sheet and cut to size.
I have embellished them quite simply as i didn't want to take all the focus from the background. I should add although the pearl brads look green they are actually white lol.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Masking using dies

Oooooh i am on a roll today lol.
Sorry for the poor scan the card looks lined but is actually a linen look.
Been wanting to do this for a while.
I used a cuttlebug squiggle (think thats what its called) flower die and used a post it note to cut it out making sure i was over the sticky bit. Using a vanilla shadow inkpad i moved the diecut round my card dabbing over it with the ink pad. It made a lovely background, very pleased with it and i'm sure i'll use this technique a lot.
The main flower i cut from a poystyrene pizza base i had squashed flat then alcohol inked.
I used a colorbox chalk inkpad in amber to edge the card and matting bits. Finished with a ribbon.
Card looks much better in real life.

Angel slide mailer

I have done this slide mailer with an angel theme.

I started by painting it with blue acrylic paint to which i added a little watered down metalic paint which gives a sparkly effect to the paint.

The angel on the front is actually a stencil pressed into clay. I use embossing tools to press the stencil evenly into the clay. After it dried i painted with acrylic paint then used rub ons, metalic pens and pearl glitter glue to colour it. I then put on a coat of crackle accents then sealed it with a coat of 3d gloss.

The images on the back and inside cover i covered with crackle accents then 3d gloss.

I stamped an angel image on the slide then embossed it in black. I used a gold pearl glitter glue to colour in the image, i used the same glitter glue to go round the outside of the slide.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Altered tin and matching slide mailer

I quite like this set even though it is pink lol.
This is the first decent thing i have made since october. So pleased to have my mojo back.

Appologies for the fuzzy scan of the inside of the box the writting says oh so sweet. I glazed it with Anits 3d gloss glaze, the fairy pic i double embossed with clear powder. I put pink stars in both the 3d gaze and the pearl glitter glue.

I used acrylic paint in shades of pink to paint both the slide mailer and tin, then i used my Adirondack salmon dabber to give a dappled effect . I used alcohol inks on the metal letter circles (cranberry, wild plum and currant) then i went over the raised letters with a metalic pink permenant pen.

I think the outside of the box and the slide mailer are self explanitory as i just added ready made embellishments.

For the inside of the slide mailer i put pebble/bubble stickers over pink letters, mounted it on pink paper then onto the mailer. I cut a picture to size put it in the recess filled the gaps with glitter glue added some starts then filled the void with 3d gloss glaze.

Hope what i've written makes sense.