Sunday, 20 April 2008

One of those cool happy accidents


So how do you think I managed this rustic gold effect for the heart pictured here?

Last week I was playing about with the new Bricks and Mortar squigglies immediately after they came out of the vulcanising press. Nothing quite like hot new rubber....

First of all I lightly brayered shabby shutters all over a tag. I stamped the heart and then surrounded it with rows of lines (the stamp is from SILK1) .

So, crackle the heart...broken heart.....nope......glossy or matte accents....yep that'll do nicely, so I filled the heart with glossy accents.

Then i decided that was going to take too long to dry, so I thought, let's sprinkle the glossy acents with regular Gold Embossing Powder, then heat set until the glossy glue goes hard.

Got out the heat gun, and as you may well know, the EP melts, then as the glue under the EP heats up its starts to bubble and boil.....very cool I'm thinking.....and pretty soon I worked out that if you held the heat gun steady at different distances, you can actually maintain a 'bubble', or particular texture. So I did that until it stopped bubbling and went kind of hard. So now i have a very cool textured blob that i think is going to be a 'thing' I do for a while on lots of little projects!

Have a great week, hope you get time to sit down and play too! I am really looking forward to teaching in Folkestone, Kent at Scrapfriends on Wednesday, and then we are joining 2 of the kids on a school trip to the Natural History Museum in London on Friday.

BTW On Saturday 26th April, Emma from Imagine That PaperCrafts, Upminster Essex is having a Squiggly Ink Demo Day, so make sure if you are near her to pop in and have a looksie!

Have some fun
Leandra

1 comment:

glitterangel said...

Ooh what a great technique. Funny, a lot of my discoveries come from either being too impatient to wait for things to dry, or by having to invent things to cover up mistakes!

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