Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sea Shells

This is the best free stamp to come out of Craft Stamper yet, in my it!
So here it is on two quick cards I made for Stamp Club tonight, using the new and delicious Eco Friendly acrylic paints.
I was actually trying that crackle effect with PVA glue on the back ground of the image. Didn't really succeed but hey, I liked the weathered effects I got anyway and the way the layers of different colours come through in a subtle way. I sanded the edges to give an even more worn, beachy look.

So, here's some detail, showing the paint background which bubbled instead of cracking so I just sanded the bubbles and got this cool aged look which I really like...

I used Tim Holtz's Sizzix Die for the lower edge - 'On The Edge, Scallops' - which I really like a lot.
Here I die cut it into an old strip of offcut metal from a previous project which had been inked and embossed with various E.P.s.
On the other card, the cracking worked a teeny bit. I stamped the image using Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate which took beautifully on these paints.
I wanted an aged look to the brad but only had a bright and shiny gold one so I sanded the head of it with ordinary sandpaper, applied a little Bronze Eco Acrylic with my finger then added some green and rust coloured Versamagic ink. Et voila!


themessycraftroom said...

Wow these are fabulous. I watched Sheena's show with the paints. They are on my wish list. I haven't used my stamp yet. Great work. x ChrisB

themessycraftroom said...

Hi netti sounds good fun about the bits and a stamp to your friend. Perhaps we should try it on TFC. We could all make a card.

Neet said...

These are lovely - I got some of the paints at CHA in January - need to get using them.