Sunday, 10 April 2016

Birds of a Feather

This is a card I have made with my other new gorgeous Visible Image stamps, it is a birthday card for my youngest daughter this month!  The stamps are Behind Every Mask set , I have used Aqua Tints, Distress Inks and Gilding wax to colour, black and white card, die cuts and salt.  I took a piece of white card and painted three colours of Aqua Tints all over the card as a wash, graduating and blending the colours.  While the inks were still wet I sprinkled rock salt over them and spritzed a little water over the salt to make sure it would react with the wet inks.  I left the panel to dry naturally as that  gives the best results, then I rubbed all the salt off to reveal the beautiful patterns on the background panel.  I blended Black Soot DI around the edges of the panel then matted it onto black card.  I blended Wilted Violet around the edges of a white base card and layered the bp onto it.  I then stamped the images onto acetate using black Versafine and heat embossed them with black powder.   I cut the images out, and painted the whites of the eyes with white acrylic paint on the back of the acetate.   Next I die cut some feathers, two from the same card as the bp, two from black card, and gilded the edges with silver wax.  I then attached the stamped images and the feathers to the card with dimensional glue.  I really love this design - I love the vibrant colours, the salt patterns, the feathers and of course the beautiful stamps!  I think this is a brilliant worker card for many different occasions.  

1 comment:

  1. Ok I am behind because I am doing the A to Z challenge which takes so much time. I love this. I love the raven with the eyes showing through and the colour combo again-just striking! You are a true artist and I mean that