well not really lol. Right a few different things here to share, but a bit of a theme running through these pieces.
This first one is for the AI challenge "green and yellow" and was originally designed to be an emboss resist technique, I painted the card with an Adirondack dabber, then stamped part of one of my favourite collage stamps and clear embossed. This was then followed by a layer of green paints and when dry the embossing powder was ironed away using scrap paper. This should have revealed the yellow paint underneath, but instead it was all a bit patchy so I stamped again and embossed with gold embossing powder. Of course I didn't get it lined up perfectly the second time (close, but no cigar) and this has resulted in an attrcative shadow effect (well I think so). In order to make the text really pop out I stamped and embossed onto heat resistant acrylic and then layered it over the background, attaching with brads. Quite effective in the end - AND I made the deadline this time!!
Still on an emboss resist kick I used the technique to make this tag for Tuesday Taggers. This week's challenge is sponsored by one of my bessie cyber buddies, the gorgeous Georgina who is donating a set of paper artsy stamps as a prize.
The reason I have been stuck on the good old emboss resist technique is that I am taking part in a monthly technique swap - the theme for April is to use resist embossing to create a background - on all three of these ATCs have left the base card blank and added colour with various ink pads after clear embossing a stamped image.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE ..... I bemoaned the loss of some my artwork in my last post but it appears they have now arrived - too late to be swapped out but the hostess has kindly offered to swap out some of her cards. Typical, but I am just grateful that they have not been irretrievably lost.
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