Friday 7 June 2019

TEXTURE - Your Light!


today we are going to go dark and grungy with our textures, but don't worry there is light! Now if you are wanting to go grungy there is only one TEXTURE Stamp to call on and that's the Distressed Panel, this stamp is great for breaking up those blank spaces (like the lovely Dotties) BUT it is more angular and solid so you get a much more industrial look. I get too excited talking about our texture stamps I know!

Anyway today we are going to make this fab fellow....

For this one I used a Kraft tag as I wanted the dark grungy look and as I was apply Distress Oxides the colour would still show. I also chose some grungy colours, notice how I have the old paper in there yes its a light colour but it isn't a bright colour. And distressed my tag, all over with the old paper, then concentrated the tea dye and iced spruce around the edges.

Then using the Distressed Panel stamp I stamped it all over the Tag in tea dye.

Then parts of the stamp using Versafine - Vintage Sepia until I was happy with the effect.

I popped this to one side until I had sorted the bulb. Next I stamped the Bulb in Versafine black onto some white card and cut this out (initially I left a small bordered but later I decided to cut it away!). Over the base of the bulb I applied some gold sparkle pen.

I dried the blub using a heat gun. When it was dry I used  antique linen and tea dye to distress the bulb, then to break up the space I stamped Dotties in both of the Distress Ink colours.

Into the bulb I stamped Bulb Insert - Your Light in Versafine Black and then using a Black Gelly Roll pen I doddled a filament for the bulb.

Now for the next part its important to prepare and the key to all of this is protecting your stamp! 

Now a lot of people say you can't do this technique using a "clear stamp", but there are many different types of "clear stamp", for example the really soft squishy stamps, are generally made from Acrylic DO NOT do this technique with them, it will melt, BUT any good quality Photopolymer stamp (like ours!) these are the stamps that yellow in sunlight, are slightly tacky to touch, smell and are generally very hard wearing, will be fine as these use some of the high quality Photopolymer on the market!

Cover the Cracked stamp in Versafine - Vintage Sepia and place to one side.
Quickly ink all over the bulb in clear ink and apply clear embossing powder, heat to set it set it BUT DON'T LET IT COOL!

Whilst it is still hot apply more embossing powder to the glass part of the bulb, the embossing powder will stick to the hot tacky melted embossing powder. - I did this 3 times!

When the final coat of embossing powder had melted I immediately stamped the cracked stamp into it, I do this all over the glass part of the bulb.

As long as you work quickly and stamp into hot embossing powder you will be left with this fabulous effect.......


Now this is where I got a little excited to finish the tag and forgot to take photos, but to finish of the tag I stamped the smaller Sketch Lines in Versafine - Vintage Sepia in the 2 opposite corners and 3 d mounted the bulb onto it.

And for the ribbon I took some Black and Blush organza Ribbon and distressed it using distress Oxides Like I did for the previous tag.

I am so please with how this one turned out, I am having so much fun revisiting all these fabulous techniques. I hope you can join me again soon

Kym x

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