Thursday, 25 August 2016
Good morning! Got in a right painty mess with this one!!!! Inspired by Allsorts Challenge "Fabulous Florals" I set out on a bit of an adventure!!!
I knew the stamp I wanted, I knew the effect I wanted - it was just a matter of how I got there, but get there I did and I'll show you how......
I started with my usual white piece of card and sprayed some yellow and red inks on it. Then I stamped my rose image in perfect medium and embossed with matt clear embossing powder. I also at this stage added some stencilled leaves and stamped the "beautiful" sentiment in Archival ink.
I had to start to make that rose stand out so I started to darken behind it with some Distress Ink.
It needed to be darker still so I added more......
Then one of my favourite techniques, - bleach!!!! I needed to remove and lighten between the embossing.
Now comes the magic. By adding acrylic paints the rose started to come to life!!! I have also added some stencil work at this stage too.
I took this photo for you to see the stamp that I was working with from Imagination Crafts.
I made the very bottom of the stamp very dark to bring the rose out a bit more.....
Happy with that!
I would like to enter this in to the Allsorts Challenge - "Fabulous Florals".
Thanks for stopping by,