Exciting news today, I'm over on the Paperartsy blog as one of the very lucky people picked to take part in their fab 3UP challenge! Yes how lucky is that?!
I received 3 sets of pre-loved Hotpicks stamps with which to work with and the brief was to use 'crayons'. This covered Distress crayons, Neocolors II, Gelatos, oil pastels etc.
So for my creation I used Gelatos and my beloved Neocolors II, what we created was entirely up to us as long as we used the stamps and the chosen medium.
It was so much fun and a big thank you to the lovely Paperartsy people for all their generosity and hard work in doing all this.
Here are the stamp sets' received:
Next step was to take a stencil and with a moist baby wipe, proceed to remove some of the Gelatos through the stencil (faux bleaching effect). As the Gelatos are water soluble this works really well. Add some random stamping over the background using a black Archival ink.
A couple of gorgeous Paperartsy stencils were then used with modelling paste, which were then coloured using nothing but the Gelatos.....see how versatile they are?
Next stage was to use my fab Neocolors II to colour in the stamped images that I received. I just touched my water brush lightly to the tips of the various Neocolors II to help dilute them before colouring the images in. I then fussy cut them out and adhered to the MDF panel. A few little sequins, beads and a couple of other little touches than were added to complete my creation.
Here's a close up of one of my favourite little 'tricks'. Coat your image with a layer of Glossy Accents and set aside to dry thoroughly. Then pop into the freezer for a few minutes to harden, remove it and then crack the surface! Not only does it give a great cracked glass effect it is also quite satisfying to do too!
Supplies used: That's Crafty! MDF panel, Gelatos, Neocolors II, Paperartsy and a Colour box stencil, Paperartsy Hotpicks stamp sets, stickles, sequins, glossy accents, Tim Holtz hardware and accessories.
If anyone has any questions on anything re how this made just leave me a comment ;)
Hope you like it