Wednesday 2 January 2013

Crowned Bunnies - Crafty Individuals

I told you last Thursday I was desperate to play with the new CI stamps and gelli plate prints and here is my first sample combining them both. Jean has already published it on the Crafty Individuals blog.

The background started off as a 'ghost' print from the gelli plate, that is a second pull from the plate, much lighter in colour and often with bits missing. But it wasn't quite enough so I started to spray with Dylusions but they are much too strong, I thought I had ruined it but managed to save it by spraying with water so the colour could bleed and I blotted some of it out too. This meant my paper was soaked, but that's ok, I just used a heat gun and an iron with greaseproof paper to dry it out and keep it flat. It then had much more depth to it as the acrylic paint acts as a mask and the colour of the sprays only come through the gaps. To create more dimension I stamped some circles over the top and used a credit card to get some straight lines too.

The photo above shows a sample of the print straight from the gelli plate and how it looks on the card once I had spent time adding to it.

The bunnies were stamped with cobalt archival ink, coloured with Aquatone sticks and blended with water. The bunting was cut from canvas sheet, coloured with Caran D'Ache crayons and blended with water.

The card itself is made from corrugated cardboard and painted round the edges.

Another one coming soon and I have just finished my PanPastel DT piece for Sunday which includes another of these fabulous stamps.

Everything is back to normal now, I have just got to clear a few more bits of Christmas wrapping etc from the spare bedroom and tidy up and the house is totally sorted for the new year.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Bloggers Challenge - Celebrate (Birthday)
Simon Says Stamp - Something New