Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Something fishy?!

I saw this fabulous stamp set designed by Lynne Perrella for PaperArtsy and just knew it needed to be inked! I took a #12 Tag and, using Chocolate Pudding Fresco Finish paint on some Cut and Dry foam I lightly covered the tag. I dried it and repeated the process again with Beach Hut and then Snowflake paints. Then I lightly sanded the tag so that the layers of paint became more evident. I distressed the edges of the tag as I wanted the whole feel to be ‘aged'. Frescos leave a soft slightly chalky finish that’s just perfect to stamp on. 
Using Jet Black Archival Ink I stamped the main image and dries it again. Archival Ink dries quickly by itself but I wanted to use Distress Markers next and didn’t want to pick up any remnants of the ink onto my precious pens! Using Spun Sugar, Broken China, Barn Door, Wild Honey, and Spiced Marmalade I picked parts of the stamp to highlight. The little rosette flowers are layered ‘buttons’ from the stamp set stamped onto white card, coloured with Distress Markers, the edges distressed and then secured with a fastener. The leaves are the tails of the fishes from the main stamp coloured with Peeled Paint!

8 comments:

  1. love this stamp - great tag.

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  2. Glorious stamp, beautifully tinted - what a great tag!
    Alison x

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  3. I too, love this stamp & here it's really gorgeous. Also love the flowers.

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  4. Gorgeous - these stamps aren't my normal theme but this one I really like!

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  5. I was just looking at this stamp. Great project. Thanks for sharing

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  6. A really lovely, clever tag! Suz xx

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