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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Favourite technique: multi stamping + adding texture

A new challenge: favourite product or technique at Simon Says Stamp

I created two art journal pages with Vintage roses stamps from Altenew, Avery Elle stamps and Wplus9 stamps.

I stamped the roses with Distress inks and softned the flowers and leaves with a waterbrush in order to achieve a watercoloured look.

On the second page I created a background with Distress stains, I stamped some solid flowers and leaves and I added texture and depth with watercolour pencils.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A mini canvas with glass beads paste and gesso

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp is to use pastes to add texture.

I made a mixed media canvas by using various embellishments, glass beads paste and gesso.

Below is a picture of the canvas before adding gesso and ink sprays.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Glazed background

I love creating backgrounds for my paper projects and the new Simon Says Stamp challenge (make your own background) is perfect for me.
I made a tile with grunge paste, distress inks and embossing powder.
The tutorial can be found on Barbara Gray's blog.

The flowers and the leaves are from Sheena Douglass - Crafter's Companion.
I created the background for the flowers with shaving foam and Memento reinkers.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Spring flowers

I made a couple cards with my favourite Altenew stamps (Painted flowers).

I used dye inks (various brands) and I added some embossed swirls (I used Wow silver embossing powder) to add some more texture to the card.
The sentiment is from Flourishes (retired).

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A new tag of the month

I made a new tag with the techniques explained by Tim Holtz for his 12 tags of the month: March.
You can find a tutorial HERE.

For the background I used Distress Paints and I stamped a Kaisercraft stamp. Then I stamped the butterflies from the Kaisercraft stamp on a piece of paper painted with Distress Paints, I cut them out and I applied glossy accents on all the butterflies.

I used a chicken wire stencil with embossing paste and I applied gold embossing powder.

The words have been stamped by using alphabet stamps.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

12 tags of 2015: March

I made a new tag of the month following the instructions Tim Holtz published on his blog.

I used Sheena Douglass Stamps (Crafter's Companion), Tim Holtz stencil and Wow embossing powder.
The background has been coloured with Distress Paints.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Tag of the month: March

I made a tag inspired by the new tag of the month made by Tim Holtz.

I loved the techniques he showed and I could not wait to try them.

Also, I want to partecipate in "a vintage journey" challenge, this month the theme is "anything Tim".