Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Maria's challenge"

The sweet little " Maria" has proposed the new challenge over at the Stampotique dt blog to use/make faux metal in your creation.  I was going to link a few u-tubes here for info but really, if you just go to utube and put it in you will find the selection is large!  I choose this easy way...  Start with a simple piece of cs and cover it with Versamark, cover with emb powder (I used copper) and dry with heat gun.  Repeat this procedure 3 times over the layer cooling slightly after each.   Finally on the 4th time..while still hot..press your (Versamarked) embossed stamp in to the embossed covered cs.  Remove and let cool. You can sponge over image with a brown color ink if you wish.  Then cut out or whatever you wish.  I made two tags using the "beauty mosaic" image found here.
 Ofcourse I cut the rubber up to make these..I had used it a long time before I made that decision :)  Now I am using it even more!
 These tags were inked up by "cleaning" my left over ink up off  the craft mat and then stenciling with the "doors and windows" stencil (Jessica Sporn).  I punched some leaves and inked the edges and did a little sewing.
Below I used a tiny canvas and gessoed it black.  Then I painted with black acrylic over that and stamped "home sweet home" image into the embossed cs.  I cut it out and put the roof thru a folder and in to the cuttlebug. The "ground" is the scraps from the roof. 
Just added a sentiment sticker and pauged over it.  The white moon is acrylic and the spots are my white signo pen.
Thought it was about time to start using these tiny canvas' I have had for so long :)
Thanks for looking and I hope you will take a minute to check out what the other dt girls did and maybe get in on the challenge to win a 30. dollar gift card to the store!





11 comments:

Kaz said...

Oooo these are so clever Jane! Fabulous!! xx

Lillibelle said...

Great ART work!
I like it, mostly the beautiful details.

Astrid Stulemeijer (AssiCrafts) said...

Very cool Jane! XOXO

Karin said...

fabulous tags!

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Eifelwicht said...

Wonderful tags, Jane, they are gorgeous!

Kay Wallace said...

You were certainly thinking outside of the box on this one, Jane, and the results are so impressive. I especially like France's "house" made of copper! Bravo!

Linda R said...

Oh my goodness girly.. These look amazing. I just love youtube. I even learned how to do maintains on my sewing machine off a video on there..

Hugs~

Shahrul Niza said...

OMG, these are stunning, Jane!!!. I'm smitten with the black & the faux metallic/leather tiny house!!. WOWW!. LOVING all the texture & the contrast, the little white dots made it all looks magical :). HUGS.

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful pieces Jane!

Juls said...

Such fab projects!!! Hugs Juls xxx