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    Dendritic prints

    Hi crafters. I saw a video on dendritic prints today, so I had to try it. It is basically squashing acrylic paint between 2 acrylic plates until the paint is thin; then, when the plates are pulled apart, a leafy, branching pattern appears. I decided to use the colours from the November Pinkfresh Studio challenge. I used mainly metallic paints (which makes it harder to photograph), and printed onto gold metallic card bases. I ended up with 2 separated plates to print from. This is my other print. And a couple of close ups. The patterns that appear from the squished paint are amazing. I used the cover of my…

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    Another print

    Hi crafters. This is another alcohol ink gel print inspired by Denise Lush. I applied yellow and green alcohol inks to the 5×7 gel plate. When this was dry I placed the Stamplorations Bloomdala Bliss #15 masks on top and added lots of coloured alcohol inks. I accidentally mixed a brown up top. I added some gold ink too. I stamped the background with Prima messy in StazOn ink. When it was all dry I added a thin layer of white acrylic paint and made a print on copy paper. The sentiment is MFT. I love how bold the colours are on the prints. I am entering this card in…

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    Alcohol ink prints

    Hi crafters. I was watching Denise Lush gel print with alcohol inks and decided to try it. I used a 5×7 plate and first covered it with yellow and green ink. I placed a stencil on top and added various colours to the holes. I let it dry for a while before removing the stencil. The stencil actually removed the yellow and green ink in many places. When the ink was completely dry I brayered a small amount of white acrylic paint on top and pulled the print on some copy paper. The colours and texture the alcohol ink creates are really interesting. I decided to stencil ‘hey’ on with…

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    Tidying up Part4

    Hi crafters. I tidied up this piece of fabric into a card. I had an idea for something else, and stamped it with Hero Arts Ocean waves stamp in brown. Then it just sat in the craft room. I decided to brighten it up with some Picked Raspberry and orange sprays. I spattered it with copper paint and then hotfoiled it with the Spellbinders Modern lines plate. Glossy acrylic paints will foil. In this case, the spatters under the foil foiled, as well as the lines. The sentiment is the Birthday Hugs and Wishes plate from Spellbinders foiled onto plastic with pink foil. This was a scrap of plastic for…

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    Tidying up Part 3

    Hi crafters. This card uses more paper from the spray box. The main piece had a handwritten note on it so I ripped that bit out. I decided it looked like an undersea rock shelf. I put another piece of paper from the spray box under the ripped section and then hotfoiled some Kaisercraft fish and foliage dies with gold foil. I coloured these with glitter gel pens and added glitter cardstock dots for eyes. I heat embossed an Ink to Paper sentiment in gold. I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes.Happy crafting, Christine

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    Tidying up Part2

    Hi crafters. This card was made to use up off cut strips from previous projects. I adhered strips with similar colours to scrap paper and trimmed it down to card size. I placed one of the Dylusions Ben masks in the centre and a mandala stencil over the top. I sponged pink and aqua acrylic paints over the top. I then used the matching Ben stencil with a Winnie and Walter script stencil underneath, to sponge white into the figure. To make the shape clearer, I hot foiled a blue line around the outside. This was a bit thin so I did some more blue foiling with a Zig glue…

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    Tidying up Part 1

    Hi crafters. I have been making some cards with scraps and bits to tidy the craft space a bit. I’m going to try and post a couple. I’ve been chauffeuring a child with a broken foot so I can’t craft as often. This card uses paper from the spray box. It had a nice assortment of colours, so I just added a bit of colour to the bare bits. I used a Dina Wakley stencil on top and lightly sponged on some white acrylic paint. I have been trying out ways to add Hotfoil to projects. I decided my standard Foil Quill pen was a bit narrow for some things…

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    Journal page

    Hi crafters. The challenges at Simon says Stamp this weeks are: not a card and layers. I created a journal page with a feminine flavour and a feminist.I used: gesso/paint, powders, spray, Kaisercraft stencil with modelling paste, water soluble pencils, Kaisercraft damask and ornate frame dies, Uniquely Creative scripty text die, Tim Holtz Adorned dies, scrap of tulle, picture of Mrs Pankhurst (suffragette), Impression Obsession Express yourself stamps. The background diecuts were cut from a tissue box which matched the colours in the background. I doubt you’ll see anything this girly here again for a while. I am entering this page in the following challenges: Simon says Stamp Monday challenge:…

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    Mixed media with foil

    Hi crafters. I started to try and tidy the desk but I found a piece of mixed media paper…..and this is the result. The background has acrylic paint, spray, stencilling, washi tape and then hotfoiling. When I did the first round of foiling with the sentiment and lower circles, it over foiled a bit hence the streak of foil with a grid pattern in it. (The grid is on the foiling platform). I quite liked it so I left it. I followed the same process on the corner of the envelope. I am entering my card and matching envelope in the Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Make a card and…

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    Primary abstract

    Hi crafters. The challenge at CAS mix up is tone on tone with stencils. I used a rounded rectangle stencil and placed various cross and square stencils underneath. The same grey ink was used throughout. To make it more interesting, I used some negative shape dies from Paper Smooches and Concord and 9th to cut crosses out of the panel. I placed red and yellow cardstock underneath and stitched around the outside with black thread. The panel was matted on blue cardstock. Thanks for visiting, Christine.