Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Myths and Magic - ATC Swap

I got a bit carried away with this months swap.  Inks, Chunky glitter, acetate wraps......

This months swap was Myths and Magic.  I made five cards the same, entitled 'Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden'

For the cards I had a play around with some new products purchased at a couple of craft shows I had been to recently.  IndigoBlu Pastel Perfect Stamping Card and Stampendous Frantage Crushed Glass Glitter. 

IndigoBlu described their card as 'Deliciously Smooth...' and it certainly was.  Ink went on beautifully and it was really easy to stamp on, with a weight of 350gsm it is the perfect weight for this type of project.

I used a couple of colours of Distress ink for the background (Iced Spruce and Black Soot) and stamped the vines around the edge of the card with these as well as Versafine Onyx Black, doing second and third impressions from one inking so they varied in shade.  The fairy was stamped with Versafine for a clear image.

I played around with how to best stick the crushed glass glitter for this project.  Trying PVA and clear glue, as well as melting into embossing powder, before deciding on sticking with silver stickles glitter glue, giving a mixture of small and large glitter pieces, which worked really well.

The garden gates were stamped onto acetate with permanent ink (Staz-On, Black), scored and stuck to the back of the card.

To finish the card, a mechanism to keep the gates closed - an acetate wrap secured with an eyelet.  This was decorated with words printed from the P.C. 'fairies at the bottom of the garden' coloured to coordinate with the ATC background.

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