Sunday, 12 November 2017

Silently the snowflakes fall - Brenda

Hi it's Brenda here at the end of  'Embossing' week with a stand up card. 
I'm actually in Coventry today at the Ministry of Mixology event with Di and Tony and the inimitable Andy Skinner which also means I get to meet up with some of my lovely teamies too.

Anyway back to business. Di has cut me some boards the exact size I wanted for these cards and I used them last night for my demos and 'Make and Take', I'll show you that one later in December as it's another Christmas themed one.

With embossing in mind I wanted to use the embossing resist technique which I have tried before with the decoart media acrylics and with some success but ...........

....... I stamped the snowflakes over two coats of gesso with versamark and sprinkled and heated the embossing powder and then realised it was very sticky. Oh oh I had picked up the wrong powder, hmmmm what to do? So I got out my foils and thinking gold would look rather nice I just went for it.
I used titan buff, raw umber and burnt umber paints and blended them over with blending foam and scrubbed away with paper towel to take it off of the embossed areas.

When I heat dried the snowflakes the embossing reheated and I added more foil which brought it back to life - hey happy accidents are great aren't they?

I finished off with some snowflakes from the Tando shop which I painted with champagne gold dazzling metallics from DecoArt plus one die-cut and one punched and added some champagne coloured gems.

I knew that a quote from my lovely friend Alison Bomber who fit perfectly and I mounted it on gold and then on an offcut of canvas type fabric daubed with white gesso and tied round some rustic ribbon, string and a shabby bow.

I made a stand for the card so it can sit on a shelf or the mantelpiece over Christmas but I know this will go to a good crafty friend this year.

Thanks for stopping by and if you'd like to see more of the process photos you will find them over at Bumblebees and Butterflies.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

hugs Brenda xxx


butterfly said...

Scrumptious distressed textures and the standing card structure is a fantastic idea for something which is more a work of an art than a card.
Alison x

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Unknown said...

Fantastic, you always come up with such beautiful projects! X

Nikki K said...

This is gorgeous Brenda, you know I love you! xx