The stamp ‘The crafter’ reminded me of someone who likes to alter things,cut things up and re use bits from other items. A good recycler!
Well I’ve delved deep and I mean deep into my craft bin and dug out the following:
1 x old Christmas card used for the hat and pashmina-stamping into the colours from the card I wanted.
1 x discarded off-cut piece of mountboard from the local framing shop. A great place for you to get your plain tags from for your projects.
1 x Clarity Stamp (for the pashmina).
1 x scrap of fusible fibre in yellow- pulled off another half done project for the stockings!
1 x bottle top from this week ends tipple.
1 x sale item bumble bee earing with the back cut off as an embellishment in the bottle top.
x street picture from a magazine on BMX biking which I salvaged from
the shop bin when I asked could I have it if they were throwing it
away!! (It was one of those – if you don’t want it can I have it,
1 x sample of the masking tape technique which I’ve had for ages.
INSTRUCTIONS: firstly get a scrap piece of card – any colour then add scrunched up masking tape to it. Paint the full card/ tape with either white gesso or white acrylic paint – let it dry. Then add colour on the top either with distress inks or inks of your choice. Blast with a little heat to dry. Then add any stamps you wish. Don’t forget they WILL NOT come out as sharp images as there will be bobbly bits, which is a great effect sometimes. As you can see I have then added a brick wall stamp (Penny Black )and cut it out and added it to the left side of the picture of the street, which is now glued onto the mountboard.
I stuck the backing paper and the masking tape wall onto the mount board. Then took ‘The Crafter’ and coloured her in with Promarkers. I then added fusible fibre over her legs for tights.
The pashmina and hat are from a clarity stamp heat set with WOW opaque mandarin and black embossing powder and coloured with promarkers and glitter glue.
The bottle top has 2 circles in the background created with ‘Wilbur’s’ jumper. The bee is stuck in with glossy accents.
end up recycling a lot of my cocktail dresses and just wearing a layering
piece, like a blazer and tights, with it……Lauren Conrad
The phrase I cut up and inked around the edges with distress inks.