Wednesday, 10 October 2012
These fit several current challenges but were made for a KCUK tag swap – scraplings as accompaniment.
I love leaves – though had forgotten quite how much – and I also love autumn colours. I spent a blissful couple of hours stippling and stamping with Fluid chalks on the tags. I used Brilliance Galaxy Gold to overstamp and edged with Krylon pen.
The best thing of all about chalk inks, is that they’re permanent once heat set and will never fade, unlike Distress ink and Adirondacks, which I usually use. I’m veering more to permanent inks (and other mediums) at the moment because I want to be able to flick through my journals in a few years and see where I was up to now!
I used Adirondacks on the cards, with some stamping in Archival Sepia and, of course, some gold embossing, perfect for this time of year.
Then I got out the Brilliance ink, over Dylusions backgrounds, and made these.
Two more pages for the Journalling Mingle
and another card to accompany them, this time using Gold Leaf.
It’s far from perfect, but I actually like the imperfection and my Stamp’n’Bond is pretty old and lumpy! What I love most about Brilliance (which is also a pigment ink and therefore permanent) is the pearlescent watermark effect you get from the understamping, which only shows when you tilt the card.
Challenges I’d like to enter are:-
Fashionable Stamping Challenge – Shades of Autumn/Fall (thanks, Lynne)
and one I haven’t heard of before…