Another day and another piece of hanging art...this time totally made using either Grungeboard or Grungepaper....did I ever mention that I love these two products the mostest? :O)) (Along with my Studio 490 stamps of course)
I used some DewDrop Brilliance inks to colour the Grungeboard base...this was a page from a Grungebook BTW. I haven't tried these inks on the Grunge before so wasn't sure how they would turn out...I was so pessimistic I even had the Gesso at the ready to cover it all up if it went a bit bad....how wrong I was!!! It covers it perfectly and gives a really shimmering lustre to the finished article....yum! Another new addiction for me then LOL
I stuck to fave colour combo's and used Sky Blue, Beige and Crimson Copper inks. The Crimson Copper actually came out more of an Eggplant colour but it goes well with the others so I went with it!
The Grungeboard shapes are all coloured the same way and then stuck down using Glossy Accents. BTW, shapes are from the Nature set, as are the letters.
I wanted to split the background, totally inspired by Wendy Vecchi - those little sheets of designs that come with the stamps are fab for ideas - so I used two different background stamps but sadly my photographic skills are wanting so you can't really see the larger side's background, but it does look nice...honest LOL Once I had split the base, I used a little metal slider and a strip of Grungepaper to make a divider.
Added to the finished piece are dots of Distress Stickles and a little pearl for the wing - which was made using Studio 490 leafy stamp.
Finally, for a change, I used some thickish wire to make a hangy bit for the Grungebase...and wound it about my pokey tool to make it curly.
Thanks for looking and remember... all the Grungeboard/Paper and Distress Stickles etc can be gotten from The Artistic Stamper. Have a good day.....
Wednesday, 8 July 2009