Friday, 3 May 2013

Playtime

Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well and feeling good.
Weather here is dull and damp :-(

I had a play as planned with my Mica powders, pastes and glitters. Some things were successful,  some not.

The pink tag is one I love. I coloured with Distress Inks (Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet and Worn Lipstick) then stamped the Inkyliscious sentiment on using black Archival Ink.  I then added sparkle with Mica Powders brushed liberally all over. It's a shame I can't catch the sparkle in a photo.
I used a Papermania butterfly punch, coloured it with DIs and Mica and made the flower and coloured the same way.
I really like it and have given it to Emma as she is starting her exam season for a good luck charm. She loved it.

I also tried paper blocking on another tag, but no Stabilo pencil so looks a bit scrappy.  I then mixed some paste with a peachy acrylic paint and roughly scraped over it with some peaks for texture.  I then added some Mica and stamped again. The stamping just didn't work at all. Should I stamp first? Probably.

After that, I then used a Crafters Workshop mask and acetate. I applied the supplied adhesive and then glittered the mask. I turned the glittered piece to smooth side out and will attach to an A6 card and the sentiment will be stamped soon.

So all in all I liked 2 out of the 3 things and will play some more. (Ria, will be watching for your step by step of your canvases!)

Thanks for looking and I hope you like them.

15 comments:

  1. Fabulous, the top one is our favourite.

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  2. Love, love, love!!! The middle is my fav!
    Glad ur finding a way to enjoy the weather! :p
    Mo xxx

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  3. Dull and damp, Alison! It's pouring down here - I can only hope things will improve over the weekend. Love the results of your playtime with micas, etc. All three are great but if I was forced I'd say the one in the centre is my favourite :) Have a great, if soggy, weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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  4. The bottom one is my favorite, Alison. I love all those sparkly flowers!

    The middle one is beautiful too, and is perfect for Emma, not just for exams, but as inspiration for her every time things get rough!

    I like the effects on the top one too. It's very artsy looking and interesting.

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  5. These are gorgeous Alison. I love them all. The colours and textures are beautiful and I love the sentiment
    Sue xx

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  6. These are beautiful Alison, such a lot of work going into them, I love all the different textures and colours. Horrible day here, hasn't stopped raining all day, doesn't bode well for the weekend. You have a good one, kate x

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  7. These are great Alison - if I had to choose it would be a toss up between the last two.

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  8. Nice tags Alison good to see the different mediums
    jacqui x

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  9. these are all so gorgeous alison.stunning colours :D

    xx coops xx

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  10. They are all gorgeous, Alison! I love the paper blocking and pretty glittery ones!

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  11. These are gorgeous Alison. Well done for having some playing time and getting great results too!
    Hugs
    xx

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  12. Love all the glitter and sparkle!!! Bravo!

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  13. Great playing and results. Love them all. xx Flora

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  14. beautiful card! I love sparkly things!

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