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Monday 9 December 2013

What a difference the colour makes for Creative Expressions

Well last week my make for Creative Expressions ..Oriental Blooms , was full of rich and fairly opulent colours...so I decided to create a similar piece in different colours to show how much difference this can make...and how versatile a stamp can be ...just by changing the colour. So here again is a reminder of the stamp I used...Henna Mandala:

And here is my make for this week :

So for this piece instead of adding texture paste and paint I mixed some clear texture paste with some distress glitter ( rock candy). I wanted the piece to have a sort of frosted flowers and icy feel. 

I mixed the clear texture paste with the glitter and applied through the chicken wire stencil.Then left to dry.

When dry I added water and stains to create a wintery blue colour, spritzing with water allowed some of the shimmer to shine through. 

This time for the flowers I stamped in cornflower blue archival ink and then coated in glue and seal and rock candy Distress Glitter. I love how when they dried they looked almost like they were sugar coated!

Again I added a calendar tab and some wire, silver this time!

So here they are ...and what a difference the colour makes! and the oriental , autumnal coloured make is here .

keep those fingers inky!
Trace x


  1. I'll bet this is luscious IRL! A beautiful piece, Trace.

  2. Soooo pretty and I have to say, I love the idea of the glitter mixed with texture paste. I don't have any clear paste, I wonder whether it would work with ordinary paste...? I loved last week's project but I think I like this one even better. You do these colours so well, I love it!!

  3. Love the cornflower blue and the touch of sparkle. Lovely Trace . Tracy x x

  4. Love the texture! And great idea to use that stamp for the beatiful flowers! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. So cool, in more ways than one lol xx

  6. this is gorgeous Trace! love the sparkle! hugs rachel xx

  7. Don't you just love mixing different mediums? Great results and so shimmery! Love the softness of this calendar page! Enjoy the week!

  8. Loving that drippage Trace! Great idea about mixing the paste and glitter. You've got the cogs working with that one. Jenny x

  9. You always have the best ideas - I love your background.
    Merry Christmas Trace!!!!

  10. Gorgeous calendar great texture and colours and a touch of glitter make a lovely frosty look

  11. Gorgeous shade and I love the versatility that you have shown in using these stunning stamps.

    TFS and best Wishes

    Annie x

  12. Fab texture, and such a gorgeous colour!

  13. This is terrific and I love the idea of mixing glitter with the paste it looks so festive

    Chrissie x

  14. That's a wonderful January page, love how you've mixed the paste and the glitter - great effect.

  15. How lovely that glittery paste looks - what a fabulous idea! And I love this delicate version of the flowers - gorgeous!
    Alison x

  16. So lovely! The mix of paste & glitter looks amazing.

  17. Thanks for the inspiration Trace I needed that push to start making my calendar for next year. Beautiful blended colours.

    Going to start mixing the paste and glitter to see what the results look like. Clever ole you x

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x


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