Tuesday, 1 September 2009
I've been having a play with some Altered Art style stamping, and I'm not sure if I was successful or not, but did have loads of fun playing!!
This Chipboard tag book was sprayed with Glimmer mists first then overstamped with various background stamps and then finished with the main images and embellished using various techniques and 'stuff' from my craft stash!!
The RED page: I stamped a text background in red to match the page, then over stamped that with some of Glenda Waterworth's Inspiration Words stamps, I then stamped and heat embossed the word "Art" with clear versamark ansd some holographic embossing powder, along with the little "square tile"
REVERSE side: This is basically done in the same way only I used Twinkling H20's to colour the hearts and used Glossy accents Glaze on the top heart to highlight it.
The YELLOW page: I stamped the word "dream" twice, then over stamped that with the lady image, again Using Glenda Waterworth's stamps, I highlighted her hair using clear Stickles glitter glue, I embellished using some gold square gems and sprayed a paper flower gold finished off with a gold brad.
REVERSE side: I stamped a lace background stamp, and from the same Dream themeplate over stamped with the elegant lady stamp, I stamped and heat embossed the word "Fashion" in Cosmic Gold embossing powder, I just stamped it again using the Archival ink pad in Black.
The DARK BLUE/LILAC page: I stamped the text background and then over stamped with the shoe design with the Archival ink, then I overstamped again this time using versamark clear, and heat embossed with the Adirondak Denim blue ambossing podwer.
REVERSE side: I used Glenda's theme plates again for the background, then used The Gibson Girls for the main image, I then 'smeared' over some glossy accents to highlight the image as it didn't really show up very well, I just finished off with some gems.
The BRIGHT BLUE page: I used some text background stamps and then stamped the butterfly onot some plain white card which was inked over, then cut it out and stuck it down using glossy accents, when it was dry, I embellished the butterfly with some clear stickles glitter glue and then used some liquid pearls to finish off.
The REVERSE side: I used Glenda's Butterfly themeplate again, stamped and smeared over the text, stamped the smaller butterflies, then I stamped the large butterfly with clear versamrk, heat embossed using holographic embossing powder.
The GREEN page: I stamped the Text Rose from Glenda Waterworth (again!) with green stazon, then coloured this using Derwent Inktense water colour pencils. You can still see the sheen of the Glimmer mists through the colouring which was a pleasant surprise.
The REVERSE side: Is done exactly the same as the other side only using a different orientation.
Whew!!!! I hope I've managed to make the instructions clear enough and you managed to understand some of my ramblings.
I haven't really done a lot of this style of stamping, but I must say doing little things like this is certainly good practice and I thoroughly enjoyed myslef!
Some of the pages didn't come out the way I envisaged they would, but that's the way it goes with this style, anything goes and it doesn't really matter.....well i don't think so anyway..lol.
Thanks for taking the time out to read this looooong post today,
Take care everyone