Happy (Inter)National Scrapbooking Day!
First of all may I send my warmest welcome to my newest followers - thank you so much for choosing to join the fun here!
I would also like to welcome you to the Stampendous Stamps, ICE Resin® and Imagine Crafts®/Tsukineko® Blog Hop! You’ll be amazed what we have for you this weekend! During the four days between May 1st and 4th you’ll be treated to some of the most amazing projects with some of the hottest mixed media artists in crafting. And the possibilities for crafting with these great products are truly endless!
We know you’ll want to try this yourself, and to make that easy we’re offering a nice prize package this week! Three lucky winners will receive a package with:
• 2 - Stampendous Perfectly Clear Stamp™ sets with designs sized for jewelry or small project making
• 2 – StazOn™ permanent ink pads by Tsukineko® courtesy of Imagine Crafts® – yummy Ganache and the must-have Jet Black
• 1 – 30ml package of ICE Resin Jeweler’s Grade Self-Doming resin
• 1 – pkg Suzan Lenart Kazmer Art Mechanique Silhouettes in Heart Shape
• 1 – pkg Kristen Robinson Rue Romatique bezel(s) (styles vary). WOW!! You’ll be crafting some awesome jewelry in no time!
I begun working on this bottle some time ago, spray painted it cream and never completed it. One of my resolutions this year is to finish the projects I started in the past and this bottle was next on my list :).
My first task was to add lots of texture. For that I spread a generous amount of texture paste around the bottle, varying thickness and finish of the layers. I added various elements like wooden flowers, string, paper clips and Scarlet Colour Fragments and embedded them in the paste. I left a large area un-decorated to make space for my stamped image.
Once the paste was dry I sponged various DecoArt Americana acrylic paints in horizontal layers. I overlapped the colours and blended the paint to achieve an ombre effect.
After the paint was dry, I stamped my Cherish Heart cling stamp with Saddle Brown StazOn onto a thick tissue paper, backed it up with an Adhesive Sheet and layered it onto my bottle (NB. in case you missed my previous post, I've just made a video tutorial on using the Adhesive Sheets for decoupaging napkins and tissue papers).
I sponged some paint around the heart to blend it in. Next I brushed on a layer of ICE Resin over the heart and edged it with Scarlet Fragments. This helped me keep the resin within the heart area as otherwise it could have run down the sides of the bottle. I secured the bottle in a horizontal position and let it cure. I also randomly brushed any left-over resin into the crevices in the texture and sprinkled it with micro beads.
I added some lovely trims and embellishments from Rue Romantique, which I used to decorate the neck of the bottle, along with a charms necklace I bought ages ago in a car boot sale. I also added a little bezel embellishment with a Fleur de Lis from Santos Angel clear stamp set filled with ICE Resin.
For the top I pressed some gems and Rue Romantique trim into craft clay along with a cherub from a perfume bottle which I rubbed with metallic Rub N Buff paste.
Asia King (Yours Truly!)
That's all from me today. Be sure to check out all the fantastic projects shared during this blog hop - I promise you won't be disappointed! To find all the links hop over to these posts here:
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Challenges for this project:
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes