Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Shelly's deco

I received a deco in the mail for one of the NGS group members. I decided to do resist backgrounds for her deco. I started by spraying the page with brass Color Mist spray and heat set.
I stamped a bird in a branch image with embossing ink and covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then sprayed over the page with green/blue Shimmering Mist.
I stamped some of the same branches with two colors of green Brilliance inks along the edges. Inked the edge of the paper with the darker green Brilliance ink.
I stamped some words in black Versafine ink, cut out metallic paper to spell f-l-y and adhered it to a black strip of paper:
When I sprayed the Shimmering Mist over the front of the page, I deliberately sprayed over a sheet in the spray box that I wanted to add more color to. I noticed the Shimmering Mist added enough wetness to the page to re activate the other colors on the page. I took advantage of this to dip the back of the deco in these colors. I sprayed the page with some water to pick up enough colors to cover the back of the deco.
Love how this turned out:
More resist, I stamped flourishes with embossing ink and covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. Then colored over the top with two shades of blue Distress inks.
I over stamped the same flourish with blue Ancient Page ink.
I cut out an image of a woman and stamped a saying onto her skirt with black Versafine ink. I cut out an image of butterfly wings and colored them with purple Twinkling H20s, and added them to the back page.
Like how this turned out.


Susie said...

I especially like what you did with the backgrounds for these pages. I bet they're even more beautiful in pupose with all that shimmering going on. Great explanations too. I like seeing all the materials laid out that you're going to use. Have you ever thought about conducting classes, you'd be great at it!

CreativSpirit said...

Wow Carol, these are gorgeous. Love the clear embossing with the gorgeous background.

Cheers, Rob