You'll be so glad you stopped by the Stampendous blogs for today. We have a blog hop with Deflecto Designs! We have prizes for random comments, too. You can read more about those on the Stampendous Blog. In the meantime, I have a couple of images to share with you today.
Here is my official project for today:
Deflecto 5x7 Black Craft Frame. The picture I wanted to use was horizontal, so I set up the frame that way, even though it is really meant to be vertical. I inserted the picture first because it wasn't exactly centered and I wanted to paint the frame around it. Then, I used Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White and a little Primary Yellow to paint all around the image, leaving brush marks both around the picture and the black frame edge. I used the same combination of paint on some Mixed Media White Paper so that I would have it to stamp and paste on. Then, I let it all dry.
When all the paint was dry, I stamped the words on the painted paper with the Vintage Uppercase and the Vintage Lowercase alphabets. I used Stazon in Jet Black. Using the Large Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle allowed me to line up the whole word (using a "c" as a temporary substitute for the extra "e") at once. I glued the words down with Zip Dry.
Then, I pasted the Large Nautilus Stencil with Pearlescent Paste on another piece of the painted paper and let it dry. I used the Regular Paste and the Waves Stencil to add some interest around the sides of the image. I just held down the stencil and pasted little sections each time. Then, I removed any excess with a craft knife, and moved the stencil to a different location. I used the small Dreamweaver Palette Knife for all the pasting on this project.
When all the paste was dry, I colored on top of the Nautilus Shell with my Cool Gray Chameleon Marker. (Any alcohol marker would do here). Then, I glued the shell and the glass nuggets onto the project with my Zip Dry. Of course, I had to let it dry. (Lots of drying time in this project.)
Finally, I colored some Regular Embossing Paste with some Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Primary Yellow, Quindacridone Gold and Titan Buff and spread it on with my palette knife. While it was still wet, I sprinkled it with Golden Sand Opaque Embossing Powder. I did not heat it. I wanted it to look very grainy and sandy.
And yes, I am quite obsessed with the Nautilus and Waves Stencils lately.....
And, speaking of obsession, I have a gem problem. Here is what I used to store my little gems in.....
Anyway, thanks to the generosity of Deflecto in the planning of this blog hop, I now store my gems in a place that I can see them, all sorted by color:
Pretty, huh? It is the Carousel Rotating 9 Bin. That's right, I said carousel! It rotates. Now I can easily locate my colors when finishing a project. Thanks Deflecto!
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