Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Here's a tag for Hels Sunday Stamper Challenge week 242 where the theme is WISHES.
I spotted a technique over on Roni's blog and thought I'd give it a go....not as easy as it looks!! After a few goes this background was the best - a mix of Stream, Sailboat Blue, Meadow and Teal alcohol inks dripped down the tag and dried. I overstamped it with the Warm Wishes sentiment from Hero Arts, and a seagull and the waves sentiment from Crafty Individuals. I thought the background looked like a very stormy sky hence the sea theme and the need for warm wishes!!
On my first attempt (above) I didn't use glossy card so the alcohol inks soaked in quicker. Just a different effect but I then added a pool of hairspray and let the heatgun do it's magic - the photo is not very good but it creates a fine crackley effect in the middle and bubbles towards the edges. Obviously only try this at home with the windows open!!!
I'm hoping for some nicer weather tomorrow - getting fed up of staying in and struggling taking decent photos!! Anyway hope you are all keeping dry and warm, and thanks for looking!!