I started with a piece of PA heavy grey board #9 tag size. I coloured the greyboard with PA Fresco Pea Coat and Inky Pool and then blended with some watered white. I stamped the Time phrase from PA SIDD1 onto tissue using ColourBox Chalk Arctic Deep. These are very juicy pads and I found the first impression bled but I could stamp two more times before re-inking and this gave a nice variation in the appearence of the type. I stuck down a piece of the tissue and then went over the top with the watered down white again. It was a bit wet so some of the tissue lifted and I thought that it was good so I distressed a bit more at the bottom and that hole.
......and then the guy in charge of the brain cell says right take your Inky Pool and your Tando Ink Splats mask and your spatulaar, no really he says it like that, spatulaar, and spread it over and then when you take off the mask you have a err... big.. blobby.. splat .. which actually has some nice feathery features and well, you can't take it off now so why not emboss and see and wow, look at those thick bits bubble, nice colour, nice ferny bits, look at that texture. Now it needs a bit of balance.
Really like the ferny effect. I've used that with glass painting all you need is the paint and a couple of sheets of glass, in this case acrylic blocks. Put em together, pull em apart and stamp, emboss, stamp, emboss. OK. You know I really liked that background. It appears destined to be destroyed.
I decided I needed to distress the edge. Don't try this at home!! I forgot I was working on 2mm grey board instead of a card tag! The brain cell obviously hasn't recovered from the earlier mistake with the paint. Distressing the edge of grey board produces lots of fluffy dust which I am sure is not good for the lungs and it makes a mess. If you decide to try I suggest outdoors and maybe a dust mask. Also get hold of a dremel. I used my trusty distressing tool, a craft knife, but it was a bit of work. I liked the effect though. I coloured the edge with VersaMagic Gingerbread and Jumbo Jave, ummm, coffee and cake.... Then I stamped the small bubble from SM12 in Gingerbread.
I like it but maybe it needs a little something. I have been looking at various little somethings for a while now and none seems to fit so I'm going to leave it as is for now. I love the embossing on the fresco paints. Excellent new technique. Thanks Alison.
UPDATE! I had a dream!! It involved long stamps but the final solution was not what I was expecting, but I like it. And nothing at all to do with the fall of Rome!! Please let me know if you prefer the before of after. Using stamps from PA Bloom.
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