29 Apr 2013

Had some time to myself today so....

I had some time to myself today which doesn't happen very often!! So decided to go out to my workshop and shut myself in  for a couple of hours.
I sat down ...now what shall I do?? Got another new set of the Lynne Perrella stamps that I hadn't had the chance to open so out they came....

And here is the result. I started out with some greyboard 6x6. I used some grunge paste with a stencil around most of the edges. Painted the whole thing with vanilla, dried it and added a couple of coats of autunm fire and blood orange with a teensy bit of london bus,drying each layer in between.
Now as you know crackly tissue is no more :'( so I took some of the tissue Leandra had wrapped one of my orders in ran the iron over it and stamped the beautiful girl from LPC022 in black archival. I then coloured her from the back. The tanslucent colours didn't show through as well the crackly does but if you put the white all over the back you can see the colour and you could always add some to the front which is what I did with the london bus and south pacific on her face. I then ripped the tissue and stuck it to the background with matt medium.I  added green amber and white fire TG lightly over the grunge paste.
Next I squished some versamark onto my non stick craft mat and sprinkled some gold embossing powder and heated,then added more while it was still hot until I had a few layers, I took the round stamp from LPC022 and inked it with black archival and stamped into the gold. I left it to cool and scraped it off the mat tore it into a circle and stuck it to the back ground. I added some pearls down the side and some flowers from LPC023 along the bottom. Mounted the whole thing onto black card and edged it with a gold leaf pen. Lastly I added some metal corners painted black and brushed over with white fire...
Sorry about the glare on the picture..couldn't get it in the right light..

Thank you for stopping by....


  1. Looks beautiful, Lin.... as you know these aren't may fave style of stamps, but I love what you've done here. the background is fabulous - love the stencilling and the colour is just WOW!! Great use of your free time I reckon.

  2. The perfect way to spend an afternoon if you ask me, Great rich colouring and texture xo

  3. You made good use of your couple of hours Lin. This is gorgeous and although I haven't got any of this 'manga' style stamp I do like them. Horses for courses as they say! That lattice stencil is beautiful and I like the disc you made from the melted EP.

    Lesley Xx

  4. I think this is great - really dramatic with such flair and original ideas. I envy your workshop in the garden; I'm saving up for one of those! x Julie Ann

  5. gorgeous. love your grungy stencilled background. I've got some of the non-crackly tissue that you used and exactly the same thought had crossed my mind that it might replace the crackly tissue!

  6. Wow! This is amazing Lin! Love it! xx

  7. This is fab! Love the colour and texture. Great use of the waste tissue paper, Judith xx


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