Firstly, just for PEP – the list of colours used in the tags in the last post.
Now I thought I’d written on the back of them all, but I didn’t so I’m going on memory here, but I think I’ve remembered them correctly (click on the image for a larger view). For more on the tags, see the previous post here.
On to today’s blog – I made this little coaster wallhanging last year with Lesley – she was teaching it as a workshop and I was inspired to make one too as she prepped her class sample. (Lesley’s has since been published, you can see it in the March 2014 issue of Craft Stamper).
I painted each coaster with a mix of earthy tones with just a tiny hint of aqua here and there. Over the paint I have some subtle stenciling using Cell Theory and Art Is Crafter’s Workshop stencils. I then added a layer of stamping using water based dye inks like Memento and Adirondack. They sink into the paint and dry back fainter than they first appear. The final layer of stamping is done with Versafine which sits well on top of paint and retains its crispness. I used stamps from Winter Fairies, Nature Fragments and Royal Fleur de Lys
I added some metal embellishments which I’d painted with Vintaj Patinas then punched holes and connected the pieces with some brown book rings that I’ve had in my stash for ages. I used some Tim Holtz trinket pins at the top and added a couple of charms and pearls to finish it off.
The coasters I used are made from mountboard, normally used for picture framing. They’re great because they don’t need any prepping, they’re topped with a lovely smooth, matte card which can be inked and painted and of course it’s ideal for stamping. Last time I looked, we’d sold out of them all in the shop, but we will get them back in.
I’m off out to enjoy the unexpected sunshine, but I am making an effort to get back into some kind of regular blogging schedule, so will be back soon with some ‘experiments’ to share.