28 May, 2010

Friday and a Freebie

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Today is Friday and it is Friday Freebie over at Bugaboo. Run over to the Bugaboo Challenge Blog and check out all the wonderful creations by all the Design Team members and then head on over to the Bugaboo Shop and pick up your Freebie ( actually two freebies) for this week and I'm sure you will want a few more from this set. They are too cute.

For this card I used a Sketch from Papertake Weekly for the Challenge # 41
This last week I have had the good fortune of discovering some new products and our Local Stamp Store got in the new Tim Holtz embossing folders. I used those on the Background papers and then rubbed Rose Red ink over the top to set the design off. The frame was cut with a Cuttlebug Die and then embossed with Cuttlebug embossing folder. I colored this adorable stamp with Copics and then added Diamond Glaze to the bow and little flowers. The background paper of the framed image is made using acrylic paint and Diamond Glaze and a stamped flower.
Isn't this a cool look? I have tried to give the instructions below. Just remember to have fun and experiment.

First off just let me say that it rained all day today and so the photos were taken indoors under incandescent light so the color appears to be coral color instead of Raspberry,which it is. Apple Barrel gloss acrylic mixed with Judi Kins Diamond Glaze and water. I mixed this on Freezer paper. My fave surface protector. Lie the piece of Gloss paper (Black or white) on top of the mixture and then lift off. Smooch and Lift technique).

Every time you smooch and lift you will get a different effect. You can add more if you like.

Stamp with a clean stamp on the painted surface while it is wet and lift it off. Hopefully it will pull enough paint off to get an image you can work with. I was so lucky that on the very first try (on the card above) it worked perfectly. I had to fuss a little more today.

You have to be careful not to twist the stamp and smear the image.

I decided that the paper with the paint brayer ed on the surface created a cleaner image.

At this point you can sprinkle fine glitter lightly over the surface.

On this piece of Black Gloss paper I used a brayer to smear the paint and diamond glaze mixture. Then I sprinkled very fine glitter over the top before I stamped into it with a clean clear stamp. I colored the petals, center and leaves with Copics after it dried. On this piece of paper i used the smooch and lift technique and after it dried and I was coloring the petals of the flower the copics pen was dissolving the acrylic paint as well as the black from the gloss black paper. When I did all the areas I wanted white, I let it dry and then colored the areas with Copics.

I decided to play around and see how the Diamond Glaze would work with re-inkers by SU. This is the Rich Razzelberry and Diamond glaze and water mixed together.

Take a second piece of gloss paper, lay on top of first piece and then pull apart.

This is a piece with more water and then when it dried some I stamped the flower using black ink onto the paper. These will be cool cut out and used for layers in a flower.

It is always fun to experiment with new product to see what you come up with.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and Happy Memorial Day.


Rae Anne said...

Heavens Melissa, you've moved out the realm craft straight into art - This is unbelievably AMAZING!!! :D MWAH!

Jodie Mackrell said...

WOW! Melissa! very impressed! this is so cool!