Thursday, January 2, 2014

Can you spot the Elephant..?

Today's card is a bit experimental!  I wanted to play around with white embossing powder and stamping patterns over a design.

I started by stamping my Elephant from the Chocolate Baroque set.  I stamped and embossed onto white mat cardstock in Versamark.  Next I stamped with the flower from the same set around the surrounding area.  Finally I stamped using the Creative Expressions Chicken Wire stamp.  I then covered the card with white embossing powder and heated it. 

Next I dabbed some Distress Inks onto my craft mat - Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick and Broken China.  I painted my elephant body with water and then added broken china ink.  I painted the cover and chair in seedless preserves.  I then again painted with just plain water over the background area and randomly added colours - by adding the water first this helps the colours to spread and blend.  Once the area was covered I cut a white card to mat it onto and then a larger mat which I painted seedless preserves around the edge. 

I spritzed by craft mat with water over the remaining Distress Ink and then inked up my chicken wire stamp to stamp randomly on my 5x7" card blank.  Once dry then I assembled my layers and put the card together.

This is definitely a technique I will play with again as I think different stamps will give different results - but fun to play with! 

happy crafting

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1 comment:

Rocky said...

Looks like a silk screen print. How did you know his name is Spot?