Friday, May 16, 2008

Shining Stone Deco

I received Kathy's Deco book from the Art-Venturers Group. The pages that came with the book are coated, but not glossy. I decided to do the Shining Stone Technique for the background. I brayered ink from a rainbow pad.Mixed a yellow & gold perfect pearls with a little water. Misted the paper with water and spread on the wet perfect pearls mixture with my finger. Then used a heat gun to dry the paper.
The page was almost 4-1/2" x 6", too large to completely fit in the Cuttlebug embossing folder. I didn't want to fold the paper for this page. I was happy to discover that the longer side of the embossing folder would fit through the Cuttlebug. This way, I could emboss the whole sheet, without folding, in two runs through the Cuttlebug. I like having unbound sheets to play with in the decos.
On the front of the page, I edged the paper with a silver metallic pen. I used some left over blue glue resist background paper to make the letters for "Art", and added an image and embellishments.
I used the same ink & perfect pearls on the back of the card stock as the front. To lighten the look of the paper, I rubbed on Brilliance ink over the surface and the edges of the paper.
Then I added an image, skeleton leaves, stickers and a metal charm. I wrote in an art saying.
The colors in the background aren't as vibrant as when done on glossy card stock. But I like how this turned out, and think Kathy will like it also.


SweetPea said...

ooohhhh . . . . I happen to KNOW that Kathy will LOVE IT! Thanks so much Carol - this is FANTASTIC!

artymarty said...

Carol your blog is always so informative and inspiring. These pages are truly gorgeous. Congratulations.

Rosie said...

You've done it again! These pages are scrumptious Carol... Cuttlebug should emply you to show off their folders because you're so darn good at it!