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Monday, 16 March 2009

An experiment - playing with new purchases!

I tried an experiment yesterday. I had bought some bits at the Farnborough Show, and wanted to use them. This week I bought the April copy of Craft Stamper, and there was a card using some of the bits I had bought! - just the incentive I needed.

I started playing in the afternoon, but was interrupted by my daughter and granddaughter, the latter had been fascinated by the technique at Farnborough and had come home with a sample done by the demonstrator. Well you can imagine the scenario - ooooo can I have a go Nanny! I then made a booboo in the masking, so she was allowed to play and experiment!

So later yesterday evening, I started to play again - well I confess it took me about three tries to get something I liked, or hadn't made a booboo with the masking!

The original design had fairies on which were more a block effect, but I only had some fairy stamps of Joanna Sheen's so the design had to be adapted.

Basically I masked and brayered the sun and what is supposed to be sea, grass and hills. I then stamped the fairy, and added the various leaves using different coloured archival stamp pads, and the bumble bees (as I didn't have a suitable butterfly stamp). Leaves & Bees are from Lavinia Stamps.com. The fairy and bees were coloured with H2Os and a touch of sakura pen.

The next decision was - what to mount the picture on? I also bought a patterned brayer type tool at Farnborough, so decided to "christen" one of the rollers. (Have just found the name for these rollers - called Rollagraph - I got mine from imaginationcrafts.co.uk) The design was rolled down each side of the front of the card, and down the middle of the back, and was embossed with silver. My "creation" was then added and edged with silver peel-offs and a sentiment and flower added.

This was all quite a different technique to what I am used to doing, but as they say count a day lost you don't learn something new!


Beryl (bik59) said...

Well done Mags, I think you've done a brilliant job. It's great when a new technique works isn't it
Beryl x

Beryl said...

I saw this in the mag.too and promised I'd have a go at it. You've made a brilliant job of it Mags. Well done.
Beryl xx