Monday, 5 May 2014

GD: Liesbeth Fidder: Altered Sewing Tin {Part 2}

"Hi everyone, it’s Liesbeth again here. Today I’m gonna show you how to create the inside of the altered tin, it becomes a sort of shadowbox".

I draw the right size paper Smoothy White Stamping Card for the backgrounds by using the tin itself as a template. I just outlined it and cut it out inside the lines, two times, one for the bottom of the tin, one for the inside of the lid.

{A great background technique}:

I applied Coffee and Sepia Archival Ink to my craft sheet by swiping the pad directly across the surface.

I dropped a bit of alcohol (70%) in the ink and pressed the two papers onto the ink. I had a "happy accident" at this stage: there still was some black ink from another project which I obviously didn’t clean very well on my craft sheet, the extra effect was wonderful!

After drying thoroughly, I stamped the two big wonderful stamps of HP1216 onto the two background papers. I used Coffee Archival Ink for that.


Now, again, I stamped several images of the Hot Picks Stitching stamp sets: HP1211, HP1212, HP1213, HP1214, HP1215 onto Smoothy White Stamping Card, with the three colours of Archival Ink

I stamped lots of images ... maybe to many! I didn’t know of course what exactly I might need for the project, I never make plans … But …we will need the left-overs at the end!

At this point I started to design two beautiful lay-outs. I cut out out the stamped images I needed, tore some of them in two pieces, sponged them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, moved everything till I was satisfied, and I stamped some small stamps on the backgrounds in Jet Black Archival Ink like the word 'Stitch’ and the scissors.

Join me again tomorrow evening for the finishing touches, and how to use the left-overs!


Leandra Says: Love your accidental alcohol inky background! It comes to life when the stamping sits on top so perfectly in those gorgeous colours!

Gillian Says: The colours are just perfect and such beautiful detailed stamping to the inside of this project.

If you would like to join in this week's challenge and play along with Liesbeth's techniques, then do link up your creativity here, and go in the draw to win some PA stamps of your choice! You need to link your entry by 17:00, Sunday May 11th 2014 


Helen said...

It's looking fantastic Liesbeth!

Lin said...


Craftyfield said...

It's gorgeous! Wish I had a real fire instead of a gas one...

Unknown said...

Lookin great! :)

Anonymous said...

That background looks wonderful & I love the stamped elements.

Keren Baker said...

Love how you created the background in such a subtle way that the stamping really stands out!

craftytrog said...

These are lovely! xxx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is looking really interesting, Liesbeth!

Lucy x

Julie Lee said...

I love the effect of the stamping over the Archival and the alcohol inks. Julie Ann xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

I really love your tin looks fabulous xx

Carol Plume said...

What a great project - I'm learning loads of new techniques this week, can't wait to see the next post.

Kezzy said...

Wow what a brilliant technique and it really looks awesome with all the stamping wow :-) Kezzy xxx

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