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Tuesday 26 March 2013

if you had wings where would you fly..Creative Expressions Dt make

well the posts are going to be thick and fast this week sorry.. but here I am again with another make using the fab dress form designed by Sam Poole. This is a great and versatile stamp from the new single stamp range ..my first make with this stamp can be found here and now here is my second:

I created a heart hanging piece this time in my favourite brown shades. So I started using the wendy vecchi heart stencil as a template for the heart shape and enlarged it to create two stacking heart shapes. For the outer heart shape I covered it in book pages and then coated with a mix of watered down gesso and sand eco paint to create a great soft off white colour .

I then inked this heart with vintage photo distress ink and edged in walnut stain..using a watered down version of the paint allows some of the text to show through the paint and inky layers.

The second smaller heart was covered with studio 490 embossing paste in white through the great mechanical mask. I coated this with the same painty mixture and then when dry applied distress ink and spritzed with water to create some lighter details..

I then used a small amount of bronze eco paint to highlight some of the texture of the embossing paste.

The dressform itself was stamped twice in coffee archival and the first created the base layer and then I cut out the wings and added to create dimension. all had some soft colour added using distress stains and a waterbrush.

I added a mini gear and some rusty wire..had too didn't I? I also used this rusty wire to hang the hanging..if that makes sense. Finally the sentiment .. if I had wings from art sayings.

Well hope you liked my make , will be back tomorrow with two more dt posts and another one on Thursday!

have a fun and inky day
trace x


  1. Beautiful artwork Trace. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

  2. Of course you had to, it would not be you without a bit of rusty wire! Love the way you have layered the hearts up to give dimension. A really lovely hanging Trace. Hugs, Anne x

  3. A wonderful heart with great texture.

  4. Love this Trace. You have created another fabulous project full of great texture and tones of colour.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. this looks amazing - the cogs are fab in past and look so good on the heart - love that stamp too - woinderful xx

  6. Oooooo! Love this heart, great textures and subtle colours, gorgeous! Sounds like your having a busy crafty time, Can't wait till thursday when the holidays start so I can get crafting x

  7. Beautiful work!! I think it would be awesome if I had wings myself...lol

    Happy Crafting

  8. Ooh, just love that double-layered heart, with fab texture paste too - that bronze paint makes a brilliant highlight! Also love the Distress Paint wash leaving the text showing through on the background heart - gorgeous! Look forward to tomorrow!
    Alison xx

  9. I really love the texture you've created in the background Trace. The colours are gorgeous and like Alison, I too think the bronze paint works so well. I love the way you've added dimension to the dress form with the addition of the wings. Lovely piece.

  10. lovely texture and I like the bronze paint too.....and it wouldnt be you without some rusty wire-gorgeous.

    SO many posts this week too.....I will pop back tomorrow to see the next one


  11. Gorgeous work Trace, Love all the texture & wonderful detail.. I would LOVE to have wings!!! Beautiful colours too... Hugs May x x x

  12. Oh so gorgeous! Love the wire, and texture...WOW!

  13. This is just fantastic-the textures are amazing

    Love Chrissie xx

  14. Oh! WOW! this is just so! fantastic I LOVE it.
    Great textures, colours and details.

    Patricia x

  15. Totally gorgeous, Trace! Love all the texture and the wire wraps.

  16. The texture and spritzing really lift this Trace. Great work. Hugs, Jenny x

  17. Oh Trace, I could spend all day having a look at everything, would never get any crafting done. They are all fab.
    Thanks Jan x


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