Thursday, 14 December 2017

Old Trick with a new Twist...Step by Step.

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.
While you’re here, would you be so kind as to tell the driver to slow down? We are hurtling towards Christmas and we haven’t even got a tree up, or cards written. What am I saying? Written? 
I haven’t made them yet!
Ah well. It will all get done, but I do wish there were about 48 hours in each day just now. I said to Dave this afternoon,
“What I need is for everything to stand still for about a fortnight, 
so that I can catch up.”

So instead of all that stuff on my list, I decided to retreat up to my little haven above the garage and try something out.

When our Maria was on TV yesterday showcasing those superb Rennie Mackintosh inspired stamps, there was a particuler sample from Jane Telford which caught my eye, with gilding flakes.
Very lovely.
The roses were red, and Jane told me she had picked out the red flakes in her stash and placed them behind the rose.

So a thought occurred to me, since I’ve onlt got gold and silver flakes left. What would happen if I coloured in the design from behind with Promarkers?
Would the flakes still show through?

Answer: OH YES!!!
Really easy and really lovely effect.


Cut A6 double-sided adhesive in half.
Peel off the backing on one side.
Stamp the stamp onto a half-piece using the Radiance Blackout.
Ideal for this.

Peel stamp off sticky. Perfect image.

Add word stamp. I blotted it lightly first, to prevent sliding around.

Lay the adhesive sheet inky side down on a piece of acetate.
Roll over with a brayer to squeeze out any air bubbles.

Trim with a blade and a Pergamano Ruler with the Groovi Grip on. 

Peel off the other wax backing paper.
Colour in the image with Promarkers, or other Alcohol pens.

I wondered whether adding the ink would mean the adhesive would lose its stick. Nope.

Next add the gilding flakes.

Rub it with a finger or a little sponge.

Mmmm. How to attach the piece to the black card.
Add the other half of the original A6 adhesive sheet (trimmed to smaller than) on the back.

Back on black, then on a white card.

When you look closely, it is very antique looking, quite vintage, stained. The photos don’t do it justice.

Here are the stamps:

I am in love with these Rennie Mackintoshesque designs which Jim created. In fact, I’ve drawn another 4 myself, for a January launch!

Break over.
Time to stop procrastinating !!

Love & Hugs,