Thursday, 30 May 2013

Playing with masks/stencils

I love the fact that these splodgeaway masks come in two parts so you can add detail in specific areas.

Above is simple tag on kraft card using a That Special Touch script stencil for the background, I first  put distress ink through the mask and then moving the mask slightly sprayed  dylusions through.  I then used the new splodgeaway mask stencils and distress in aged mahogany and antique linen for the face and to distress around the edges.

  This was designed as a wall hanging on mount board that has been painted black.  The mask was embossed using textured paste through the finer detailed part of the mask, when that was dry I placed the shadowy detail part of the mask over the first bit and went through the mask using a light colour distress ink, I then placed the more detailed part of the mask back in place over the embossing and added some perfect pearls just to those parts.  I distressed around the edges then mounted onto a piece of card that was covered roughly in texture paste when dry I added various paints and distress inks.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Printed Splodgeaway butterflies

I've been playing with my splodgeaway masks/stencils and thought I'd try putting the colour direct to the masks and running it through a die cutting machine using it as a printing press.  I didn't use the embossing plate just the base and cutting plates.  I had intended to colourwash out some of the ink once pressed but I rather liked the textured effect the ink left made, the resulting picture reminscent of an illustration from a childrens's book.  I used Ranger distress and adirondack inks.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

French Country box

I made some embellishments (leaves and sunflower centres) using embossing powders, mica powders, my melt pot and some Martha Stewart silicone moulds and although related in no way thought they looked quite good with the G45 french country papers.  I had a stack of three boxes all waiting to be re decorated and used the embellishments along with some fussy cut sunflowers to decorate the top.  The sunflowers have been mounted on Studio 490 black modelling film before cutting then heating and moulding into shape.  I'd like to enter this into the WOW embossing powder May 3D project Challenge and the Country View Crafts May 'How Does Your Garden Grow?' challenge

New home card with Distress and Dylusions

I started this card a while ago when I was playing with home made distress paints,  IE white acrylic coloured with distress reinkers.  I used the paint for the background of this card to add texture and colour.  I added more distress before stamping the dylusions houses and heat embossing them before colouring them with cosmic shimmer paints and inks.