Thursday 30 August 2012
Creative Expressions DT call
The stamps used are from CE called Art Nouveau Peacock. I began by using Perfect Medium to stamp the beautiful peacock feathers in a random pattern on black card. Then I used Cosmic Shimmer mica powders to dust over the stamping and because the Perfect Medium is so sticky it clings very well. Once I dusted off the excess powder with a big fluffy make-up brush I gave it a light spray with hair lacquer to fix it.
The wording is from the same stamp plate, again I used Perfect Medium but this time I sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Bright Gold embossing powder on it and heated from behind.
The heart is cut from greyboard using a Sizzix die, I have punched a small hole in one side before beginning to decorate. The board was coloured with acrylic paint that I happened to have near by. When that was dry I used my faithful Perfect Medium again to ink all over the heart before adding a layer of Ultra Thick clear embossing crystals which were then melted with the heat tool.
I found some teal coloured ribbon to thread through the hole before mounting it on foam pads on the background. I was lucky enough to find a teal mirri card to use as my matting layer before mounting onto a black card.
I am fast becoming a fan of triple embossing, I have found a lot depends on the ferocity of your heat gun. I'm looking forward to making some Christmas decorations using this technique.