Monday, November 10, 2014

Playing With Hand Sanitizer

Who would have thought that hand sanitizer could make for such beautiful backgrounds. The technique is simple: swab glossy card stock with the gel and drip on some alcohol inks and watch the magic happen!

This one has water based blue reinker dripped and spritzed on it as well as some gold sharpie paint pen spatter.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Fountain Pen Inspired Enamel

I had a chance to play along in the Inspiration Challenge today which took us to Audrie's fountain pen Pinterest board. I fell in love with this beautiful pen, and especially loved the view of the circular top of the pen. 

I started by working on a circle piece for my main image. I stamped the flowers in gold and embossed in the same. I then used a white Prismacolor pencil to start the mother of pearl pieces.
I also took a gold glitter pen and gold sharpie to add highlights to the flowers.

I added color over the white and also used the bronze and gold sharpies to add dots to the main piece and also the oval. Both of these have two coats of UTEE on them.
My gold stripes were made with my Gelli plate and textured fun foam. I stamped the pen in gold and embossed in clear.

My base is partially embossed in a script ef and has gold washi at the join with the flat part. I accented this with scoring and gold and copper cords. I embossed the sentiment in Turquoise ep.
Stamps: Vintage Vogue, French Foliage, Happiest Birthday Wishes, Studio G pen Paper: Black, Early Espresso, Brushed Gold Paper Size: A2 Ink: Versamark, Encore Gold, Whisper White craft Accessories: Gold Acrylic Paint, Textured Fun Foam, Gelli Plate, Bronze and Gold Sharpies, Sakura Gold pen, UTEE, Gold washi, Gold and Copper Cord, Prismacolor Pencils, Gold, Tempting Turquoise and Clear ep, various circle and oval punches, Scoring Board Techniques: Dry Embossing, Embossing, Monoprinting

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