Thursday, 22 March 2018
I see treasure ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’ve been playing with a a new stamp set and a newish stencil and here is the end result …
A 6" x 8" canvas
Lots of layers, depth and texture
All the lovely details
The beautiful seahorse stamp
My precious charms
My favourite embellishments
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
A Vintage Journey Challenge I used these Treasured supplies:
Ideaology pen nib; Charms from my Treasure Tin purchased from Craft Box;
Seaglass; Raffia trim from my ribbon stash; Miniature glass bottle;
Canvas board; Studio Light patterned paper; A snippet of mount board
Creative Artiste Challenge #36 Mixed Media Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Road Trip: I love going to the seaside!
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Use a stencil and two mediums
I used a stencil on the second layer, acrylic paints, acrylic inteference paints,
Distress inks & Distress Oxide inks
Visible Image Stamps on Facebook share what you create
Not your usual horses lol! I have to firstly say I loved creating this!! Hubby has been very generous and purchased me several more new stamp sets, a couple more large dies and some other goodies that I am now waiting to receive. I have been very very spoilt!
Back to my canvas. I have wanted this Visible Image seahorse stamp set for a very long time and this is the first project I have created with it. I planned to make a tag or a card at first but this canvas is what evolved and I am very happy it did. Quickly here are my steps:
1. I painted the edges of the canvas with acrylic paint and once dry I adhered the patterned papers.
2. I inked up the seahorse stamp with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide and stamped the seahorse onto a snippet of very thick card. I inked the edges using Faded Jeans Distress Oxide then sprayed the whole piece of card with water then I dried with my heat tool. I inked up the edges again and used my heat tool to dry the ink. I added some more details with acrylic paint and left it to dry.
3. I further inked up the seahorse stamp this time with watered down acrylic paint and I sprayed it with water then stamped the seahorses three times along the card and left it to dry naturally.
4. I attached my Visible Image stencil and inked between the seahorses using Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide, I sprayed the card lightly with water and then used my heat tool to dry it. I cut the card to size and inked all the edges with Cracked Pistachio.
5. I attached a piece of raffia to my canvas hiding the join in the patterned papers. I then adhered the trimmed stamped and stencilled panel to the canvas.
6. I glued the matt board seahorse panel and attached lots of charms and embellishments from my stash, my special stash that I don’t use very often because I am a wee bit too stingey!
I am happy with the end result and this is going in my craft room, for the time being. I have a feeling that my mum will want it when she sees it and I’ll give it to her if she asks, like I always do for mum lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Stamp &/ Stencil:
Visible Image Stamps: Create Your Calm stamp set; Fibres stencil
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; ink blending tool & foam
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Studio Light Summer Feelings 15cm square patterned paper
6” x 8” Canvas board
Snippet Mount Board
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Pebeo Dyna inteference acrylic paint: blue green and blue black
DecoArt Americana acrylic paint: white
Distress Oxide: Faded Jeans; Peacock Feathers
Distress ink pad: Cracked Pistachio
Tim Holtz Ideaology pen nib
aft Box: Travel Treasure Tin charms
Miniature glass bottle
Raffia trim from my stash
Collall all purpose glue
Collall 3D glue gel