Sunday, 26 January 2014

Egyptian Splendour

Several techniques were used to make this card.  The main focal panel has the egyptian image stamped in pigment ink then heat embossed.  Parts of the image have been painted with pearlescent paints.  When dry the headress and robe trim were then covered with glitter rocks. The textured background was made from copier paper which was painted with H2O's, scrunched up while wet, then gently' un-scrunched' until almost flat then left to dry.  When completely dry clear pigment ink is dragged over the paper gently so that only the raised parts (peaks) get inked.  Embossing powder is sprinkled over the ink and heated.  This really emphasizes the texture of the piece, and adds more bling to compliment the glitter rocks.  The paper is then torn or cut to size and matted onto some contrasting cardstock cut slightly bigger than the textured piece to frame it.  The focal panel is then attached on top of the textured background, and a smaller panel is made in the same way for the greeting to go on.  The main cardstock has Egyptian Hyroglyphs stamped around the edges in a sepia coloured ink and then ink is smudged along the edges of the card to give it an aged look.  

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