Hello. Welcome. Hope you are having a happy Sunday. It's another grey wet day so here I sit crafting away. You must think it's grey and wet here all the time, but that's the best time to craft isn't it? I use the sunny days to be outside. Over at PaperArtsy they have a minature art theme and there's lots of projects being linked into the gallery. I decided to use some techniques from Clare's post. She made an ATC shadow box. I love ATC's and it's been a while since I made one.
I liked the embossed frame Clare made from recycled packaging. I didn't have that stamp but I have plenty packaging LOL so I cut a piece of plastic using Sizzix ATC die, drew a frame with an embossing pen and embossed with black powder. I think we need to ask the industry to use heat resistant packaging!! It bent and buckled but I weighed it down whilst warm and it survived. That's what we call texture! No picture cos my camera didn't like the transparent aspect. Back to this later.....
I stuck a piece of Chatsworth paper onto some chipboard and cut with Sizzix ATC die. Then I added some Worn Lipstick distress ink and some black acrylic using the smudgy stamp from HP1105. I stamped the bird from PaperArtsy HP1103, masked and stamped the birdcage from the same set. I coloured the bird with Inky Pool fresco finish paint.
Because I had cut the plastic frame I was talking about earlier and then did the heat embossing it was a bit wonky so I knew when I added it to my ATC it wouldn't reach the edges. So I inked the edges in black.
So here's the frame, in place on my ATC. I added black and white acrylic behind to make the border opaque. I love the texture the embossing powder gives. I like the old glass effect the wonky heated plastic gives, but you probably aren't seeing that.
I stamped the sentiment from JOFY15 on white shrink plastic and skrunk it. It actually behaved quite well. I did have images of it rolling up like a pig in a blanket!!
Joining the fun at
Virginia's View Challenge 13 - Embossing
Thanks for dropping by. I'm off to try stamping and painting some glass slides. Another fun technique on the PaperArtsy blog. What fun. Hugz