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Monday 2 December 2013

Oriental Blooms for Creative Expressions

Well this month over at Creative Expressions we have been given some mounted individual stamps, all from the great new Henna collection. These great stamps all come pre cut and cling mounted ..so you are ready to go.

As always I wanted to try and think outside the box and show how else other than stamping the whole stamp these can be used ..so have made these great flowers from the inside of the Henna Mandala stamp.
So here is the stamp

so hopefully you can see what I have done ...and here is the piece I have created:

I started by adding ivory cardstock to a piece of mountboard. This card is great as it with stands lots of water and inky stuff. I then mixed some copper texture paste with some black soot distress paint , but any paint would do.

I love the rich almost bronze tones this gave . I applied this through a stencil and then added texture by tapping pallatte knife up and down and also dragged some of paste around edges and across the board. 

While the paste was still wet I misted the stamp with water and stamped into the texture paste , re wetting for each stamped impression. I then set about drying it gently and set aside to finish off (remember too much hot heat will cause paste to bubble).

When dry I misted the whole thing with water and the added some stains, drying and spritzing until happy . I used black soot and rusty hinge .

When dry I added some metallic gilding wax in cast bronze, midnight and also golden light. This helps to add interest and highlight further some of the raised areas.

For the flowers I created a piece of card , dipped in rusty hinge and black soot stains and misted and then dried.

when Dry I stamped the Henna Mandala stamp and then cut out to create the flowers. For the centres I added some cosmic shimmer glue and sprinkled in rusty hinge Distress Glitter.

To make this into a useful piece , I added a calendar ...and some rusty wire for stems ...and resisted the urge to add some cogs!

keep those fingers inky!
Trace  x

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  1. Oh wow Trace what a fabulous way to use that stamp!! Love the effect of the impressions of it on the texture paste, makes for such a cool background and the flowers look great too, including their centers with the glitter. Wonderful colours too!!

  2. Amazing background and thank you for sharing how you made it. A wonderful way to use the stamps as well

    Chrissie x

  3. Lush! I just love how these colours work :-)


  4. Love your texture layering :)


  5. Thanks for explaining how you got the texture on the background; looks like fun so I+ll try that sometime! Your colours and flowers are great! Love the warm colours! Have a fun and creative week, hugs, Gerrina

  6. What a fabulous colour palette Trace, the texture you created and the beautiful flowers make this a very special piece.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  7. oooo Trace - love this stamp and that copper texture paste is gorgeous - love it all - a beautiful piece xx

  8. Lovely Trace, I am loving those rich warm opulent tones and your flowers are lovely set against the backdrop. Love the stamping into paste. Tracy x

  9. Very cool texture, Trace! Love the colors you've chosen on this neat calendar idea. Love the oriental blooms. That is a very pretty stamp! <3 Candy

  10. Love these colors! Cool stamp. Your tag is fabulous!

  11. Gorgeous project! Love it!!!! I am using the stamps as flowers on a layout as well!

  12. Great make, love your background. Your flowers are striking and I love the wire stems. A perfect gift.
    Amanda x

  13. A fabulous hanging - great background.

  14. This is so rich and beautiful Trace. Love the way you've used the stencil and mixed the colours. Ingenious idea to use the centre of the image for blooms too. Jenny x

  15. Your textured inky background is out of this world wonderful, Trace, and I love your wiry stemmed flowers - a really stunning piece of artwork!
    Alison xx

  16. Fabulous colours and textures Trace. And the stamps make wonderful flowers x

  17. WOW... This is beautiful Trace... the background is amazing the colours & texture is brilliant... Love those flowers.... Hugs May x x x

  18. Trace, I love this hanging! The colors are so warm and a burst of sunshine! Love that you added the calendar! Hugs!

  19. awesome Trace.. this background really rocks!
    fantastic technique!

  20. Fabulous background...just fabulous! Love the stamp too!

  21. fabulous Trace love the way you have added texture with the stamp :)
    Von ♥

  22. Gorgeous rich colours, great stamp too!


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