Thursday, March 6, 2014

Little Acorn.... alright.. actually.. it's quite big!

Bit of an experimental one today!...  Playing around with my Tim Holtz Autumn Blueprint stamps again.  I started by embossing the acorn in white embossing powder.  I then applied Distress paints over the top - trying to get a sort of grungy stripe thing happening.  You need to make sure you wipe away the paint from the embossing powder to keep it's whiteness - but by doing this it helps the paints blend.

This time, rather than a greeting at the top, I added some Washi tape... not sure if it's a bit too bright in hindsight.. but got to experiment.. right?   I stamped with a swirl from one of my Chocolate baroque sets in Archival Purple ink, and then added the dotty border at the top by applying ink through a border stencil.  I then added lines of 4mm double sided tape (Stix2 of course!) and applied sparkly crafty fluff in Purple to create a border with a difference.

So what do you think.. did the washi tape work or not?.....

happy crafting

PS - Don't forget we have a Sweet Poppy Stencil demo in store on Saturday at 10am.  Free to attend - just come along!

1 comment:

Rocky said...

What, no browns?! Yep, it's a bit bright 'cause of the white, but it goes with the white embossing.