I've been at the lemon juice again folks! This time I used a burning technique (really old school!) to age a mini canvas then layered the stamped image on top using tissue paper and gel medium. This is my latest DT make for Rubber Dance.
Here's what the canvas looked like before the tissue - I rubbed and flicked it with lemon juice and then heated it until the juice burned (this takes some patience so stick with it). It burns more in some areas than others depending on the concentration of juice and the heat applied.
When this was dry I layered it with a piece of stamped tissue (Archival Ink) applied with gel medium - the canvas shows through in places giving a great aged effect.
To finish I inked the edges and added some speckles of Walnut Stain Distress Spray.
The stamps are Da Vinci by Rubber Dance and are fast becoming a favourite. I have always loved Leonardo and combined with my love of vintage it's a match made in heaven :).
It's time for another Rubber Dance Challenge with an amazing great big bundle of gorgeous Rubber Dance up for grabs.
Use the colour palette as inspiration and (in a change for this month's challenge) we have a theme, which is to use STENCILING on your creation.
I made a quick Xmas card for the challenge - but you could of course use the colours for any kind of make. My card using mini sequin waste as a stencil with Distress Spray Stain in Tarnished Brass. I used the Rubber Dance Christmas Greetings and Pines Fir Yew stamps directly onto the card and then added a Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia made from old music sheet (if you don't have any Rubber Dance does an awesome music background stamp).
Good luck in the Challenge - can't wait to see what you make!
It's challenge time again at Tando! Here's my make for the Tando Cold as Ice Challenge. I used the fantastic Tando Snowflakes as the main feature of my frosty festive wreath.
Here's how I made it:
1 Cover a cardboard ring with burlap - I left the edges frayed for texure.
2 Paint the snowflakes with gesso then have a layer of modelling paste added - I applied the paste in a pouncing motion with a sponge to create a bumpy texture all over. I added a light sprinkle of Rock Candy Glitter to the still-wet paste.
3 I highlighted parts of the texture with Treasure Gold in Pewter before adding some random spots of glue and a touch of Pumice Stone Distress Glitter.
Use a strong glue to attach the snowflakes and the NOEL (Tim Holtz) in place to complete. Before adding the snowflakes I first created a hanging loop with florists' wire.
I used the following fabby Tando products for this make:
Aaarrrgggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhh spiders!!! Now THAT'S scary!!!
Yes for the frighten me theme my mind immediately turned to spiders (shudder...........). Now I know that spiders are lovely and eat horrid flies but I am afraid it's still down to hubby to humanely remove them!!
For my make I covered the arch in torn pieces of book page and inked them with Distress Inks in Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves, I then added swipes of white paint to tone it down before embossing the stamped cobwebs in silver. I also added some areas of crackle paint for a more distressed look.
My spiders are covered in black paint, Glossy Accents and silver ink. The big spider has eight creepy eyes!!!
For my creation I used the following Tando goodies: