Saturday 4 May 2019

2019 #6 Fish: Snap! with Hot Picks {by Miriam Grazier}

2019 Topic 6: Fish

This is a fabulous idea for the school holidays! Get the kids involved making their own 'snap' cards. Miriam has used fish and Alphabet stamps for this, but think of the themes and fun you could have with this! 'Suits' in various colour ways. A wonderful kids party idea too! Let's go FISH! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a game of Snap! that I created using Hot Picks stamps.

I wanted to create something a little different (for me).  Hot Picks stamps are wonderful for collage projects and I had an idea to collage them onto ATCs.  This then evolved into creating a game of Snap! and a matching box that they can be stored in.

These were so fun to make.  I used both Opaque and Transparent Fresco acrylic paints and these worked amazingly together.  My colour scheme was chosen by thinking about both the sea and the vintage style of the Hot Picks stamps. 

I used Pea Coat, Stone, Mermaid and Gold.

I wanted to still see the Kraft card showing through and so used the scraped paint technique using the tool that comes with the new PaperArtsy brayer (it's a transparent scraper, you can see it in the photo below) - the brayer and scraper are by far my most used products at the moment! 

I really loved the texture on my playing cards and yet there is only a small amount of dimension created by the stencilled Grunge Paste.Both stencils are by Sara Naumann PS092, PS112.

I love the gold splatters, I felt it really lifts the colours in the project.  This teamed with Kraft card stock and white Grunge Paste worked really well as an added texture.

Next up was stamping the images, again onto kraft card, a mix of fish and letters.

Hot Picks Collection: HP1201, HP1202 
Eclectica: Everything Art Set 05 (EEA05)

I was worried that I would mess the project up by inking over stamped images in different colours of Archival ink but these stamps work so well together and they collage amazingly.

One thing that I loved about these stamps is the detail that they show - being able to see the texture and scales on the fish is amazing and they stamp so well.  

I really hope that I have encouraged you to have a go yourselves.  Step out of your comfort zone and create something that you haven't created before!  I loved creating something for fun using products that I adore.  I would like to try this with Artist Trading Coins too.

Thanks for joining me this evening.


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Nikki Acton said...

Great idea, wonderful project - love those gold splatters! Nikki x

Etsuko said...

Such a fabulous project Miriam!! I love gorgeous background with Hot Picks fish layers. xx

Sue Lelli said...

SNAP! These are GREAT!

craftytrog said...

Wow! The background is stunning Miriam, and the cards are a brilliant idea too! xxx

Words and Pictures said...

These are really delightful, Miriam - and in my favourite colours too! That final touch of gold splatter is magical!
Alison x

geezercrafter said...

Love the colour scheme Miriam. Fab, fun creation.

Helen said...

A really clever idea and I love the colours

Corrie Herriman said...

Love them !

Hazel Agnew said...

Great idea Miriam. Loving the colours and textures! Genius! Xx

Lucy said...

Wonderful project, Miriam! X