Monday, November 17, 2008

Sheryl's Deco

I was so excited to find a deco to play with in my mailbox today, I couldn't wait to get started. This is for Sheryl in the Art-Venturer's group. I started by rubbing two colors of Distress ink onto a craft sheet and sprayed with water.
I dipped the deco page into this ink, heat set and added a couple more layers of color.
I ran the paper through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and rubbed a white Brilliance ink pad over the top.
I wanted to give an image an aged metallic paint effect. I painted on some water with gum arabic over the back of an image printed onto a transparency sheet and added platinum Moon Glow mica powder.
I rubbed this wet mica over a thin sheet of white paper, to be used on the deco page. Added more platinum mica powder to the back of the image and then adhered to white paper.
Here's a close up of the image, here you can see the spattered mica through the transparency sheet.
I attached the image, an art saying stamped onto the platinum colored paper I just made, and stickers to spell ART.
For the back, I started with a piece of paper that captured metallic sprays on the bottom of my spray box.
I wrinkled up the paper, smoothed it a bit and ran a blue Distress ink over the raised areas.
This was trimmed down and adhered to the back of the deco page. I stamped flourishes with Bronze metallic ink.
I stamped some small leaves and an art saying with black Versafine ink and added one of the row houses I made last June.


carole brungar said...

Thanks for sharing this, it looks fantastic! Very clever!

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WendyK said...

Fabulous effects and colour Carol

Manna said...

This is gorgeous as all your work always is! Love the colurs a lot too! Where do you keep all the deco books anyway? :)