'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Sorry I've not been around for a while - work does interfere with play now and again and, to be honest, my stamping room was so messy I couldn't face stamping in it and less still, tidying it!!
I tackled it Sunday afternoon and while it's still an absolute mess, at least I know where some things are and my stamps are back in the right places - for now.
Still haven't stamped though, despite having a workshop on Saturday for which I've prepared absolutely nothing. Can you hear the panic in my voice?????
Leandra rang this morning and it was so strange that she started talking about Glimmer Mists and other similar products and how she's been imitating them. She gave me the recipe so I've just had a quick play with them. You can see the results here http://www.katyscorner.org.uk/Experimentation.htm - I had to sharpen them to show the mica powder effects, but I hope you can see. The ones I've uploaded here are my favourite two.
Basically, you just add a small amount (I used the end of a spoon but I'd say around an eighth of a spoonful) of Gum Arabic and the same of Mica powder (interference powders work well) - use more Gum Arabic if you use more Mica Powder. Then add a pipette (they're already in the Distress reinkers) full of reinker or any inks, topping up with WARM water. Don't overfill, though or you'll end up with inks all over the place, as I did. Shake really hard, then spray..................

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