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Sunday, April 24, 2011
Well, as promised in my previous post, here's an idea of what I've been up to in Girl World this Easter break to get all inky.... the glittery will have to wait till the next post as this one is quite long enough!
Firstly - I bought a stamp from Kaiser (tea at elsie's collection) that is a wonderful substitute for a paper doily. I knew I wanted to stamp and emboss on acetate, so that I could cut the image out and it would look like a real doily, but I could then have it in any colour I liked.
Not so easy to start off with, here was my first attempt...
Not so easy indeed - I forgot to use the embossing buddy, the stamp wasn't inked up properly (in my haste), and the acetate is so very slippery!
Well, along came my friend Trish (from Trish and Treasure) and all her wisdom and advice finally lead to a wonderful image. Check out the result!
White, Silver & Gold - wonderful!
Tricks to stop slipping were to lay the acetate over the stamp and gently brayer the image onto the acetate rather than try to press the image down onto the sheet. Use the embossing buddy to stop the static cling and Wala!
Trish also stamped a heap with white Staz on which also worked a treat and was much quicker...
I told you Trish did heaps - and this is only the half that I kept!
Now while I was madly making Doilies with the acetate - Trish was busy with her alcohol inks and a blender making the most gorgeous colours and patterns on her acetate.
She let me keep some and I've combined her beautiful colours with my embossed doily, a home made flower and a printed sentiment to make the following card..
Aren't the colours just stunning! here's a close up
It's such vibrant colours I think I'll enter it in a few Spring challenges and what not, such as...
Don't forget to come back and check out my next post, it's gonna be very glittery :)
Ciao for now