Starry night

Hi crafters. It’s starry night at Simon says Stamp Monday challenge. I saw the challenge and then saw these foam moons and stars in a secondhand shop.

They had sticker backs. I thought this might be great for the challenge. I started by painting them with gesso. Then I put bronze acrylic paint on them. While the paint was wet, I sprinkled them with embossing powders in black, silver, platinum and gold glitter.

I was also wanting to use this piece of paper which had brayer marks in black and gold as well as stencil impressions. I added old paper and hickory smoke stains to the paler bits.

When I heated the stars, I stuck them to scrap paper with repositionable glue dots. The powders melted, the paint bubbled, the foam started distorting and threatening to melt – great fun! After that I added silver foil to the star edges with flitter glue. Then the edges on the top surface looked dull from glue etc, so I added silver glitter to neutralise any remaining stickiness. The glitter, however looked a bit dull, so I added more paint then more silver embossing powder with embossing ink.

I added a Kaisercraft stencil in silver acrylic paint to the paper, then baulked and put black glitter on it, then later rubbed most of the glitter off.

I had trouble with a sentiment. I didn’t want what I had so I looked at star quotes, then printed this out with my inkjet printer on card that had old paper and hickory smoke stains rubbed across it. I cut the words out and rubbed brushed pewter, tarnished brass and black soot stains around the edges. I then put them on pieces of silver card to make them stand out better.

I put the tortured stars and word strips on with foam tape. I rubbed black soot distress ink and tarnished brass stain around the card edges. I was going for black with metallics. There is ultra- shiny with a lot of matt too (makes it hard to photograph).

I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Starry night .

One Comment

  • Sandra

    Fabulous project, love the transformed foam stars, they have so much texture now. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra