Monday 28 August 2017

2017 #12 Hybrid Inks: Vintage-Brights {by Clare Messenger}

2017 Topic 12: Hybrid Inks

There's nothing we like more than a colour palette challenge. Using Vintage stamps with a bright palette is one of those awesome things we totally LOVE, and Clare has created some striking bright-brown contrasts in this piece!

Hi everyone, it's Clare Messenger here with you today, and I'd like to share with you what I discovered using Paperartsy pearl glaze as a resist, used along with Distress Oxides.

I loved that while using the pearl glaze as a resist it  kept the vibrant colours and stamping underneath, peeping through the distressed layer!  Using the glaze through stencils it enabled me to create my inky 'Dream Scene'

Using Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio & Broken China I splodged & stamped  using Vintage Ink and dog stamps & stencilled with various Paperartsy Stencils  

I found that after applying the Paperartsy Pearl glaze, through Emma Godfrey's mini masks, I was able to distress the whole piece using Walnut Stain, Distress Oxide. Don't panic! A quick wipe back with a baby wipe tidied up the oxides that were left behind on the glaze.
I really love the combination of textures, you have the earthy, rich matte feel from the oxides and the pearly sheen from the glaze.

I decided to experiment further using different colourways. The post card & poet was made with Broken China, Fosilized Amber & Spiced Marmalade.

Adding more layers of stamping using the oxides and then Versafine Onyx Black gave the project even more depth.

This is quite a dark piece for me so I'm really looking forward to experimenting with some brighter colours and trying out some different glazes to see what different effects I can come up with.  Initially I started off trying these out on index cards to see what colour comobos worked for me and what inks worked well over the top of the glaze.  So I now have a little collection of reference cards with what colours I used.  I think I will be adding to the collection as my experimentation continues! 

Thank you for stopping by today. 
Happy Crafting,



This is such a great idea with the glaze! Love how that gave you some control over the brown too, and Emma's stencils with such fine detail are perfect! Great combos! ~Leandra

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Helen said...

wow, Clare, this looks fantastic!

Corrie Herriman said...

This is gorgeous !

Miriam said...

Great project Clare - love this!

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous layers of colours!

Art By Wanda said...

A fabulous play and project, Clare!!!!!!!!!

Etsuko said...

Gorgeous project and fantastic colours. xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous ! I must try the Satin Glaze it gives a wonderful effect through the stencils. Thanks for such wonderful inspiration. Jennie x

Artmadnana said...

I love this Clare. Left a comment on your blog. I have that Vintage stamp set. Must search it out now and have a play with the metallic glaze. Brilliant effects.

Hazel Agnew said...

Oh eck, I so need this stamp. Wonderful experiments Clare , love what you have done and sorry for spelling your name wrong on your blog! Xx ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Hazel Agnew said...

Well, have had a play using the same colours as you and it has worked so well. Not often that I am directed straight down to the craft table. Double whammy! Had a play and ordered the stamps. Back of the net Clare! Xx ๐Ÿ˜œ ⚽️

Clare said...

Thank you Hazel, glad I have inspired you to have a play. I'm eagerly awaiting the new colours to play myself๐Ÿ˜˜

Clare said...

Thank you Chris x

craftimamma said...

Wow, this is quite amazing Clare. Talk about hidden depths! This project is full of them and the result is stunning. I'm not surprised Hazel was tempted to play.

Lesley Xx

Jackie PN said...

Clare of just love your palette! the brown worked so beautifully with the colors- so clever!
Jackie ")

Mac Mable said...

So inspirational and such a fabulous project...Thank you x

Vivian Foo said...

The background is really awesome. Fabulous project.