Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Altered Album, day two

Greetings, Kirsten here again with two more pages from my PaperMania altered album to show you.
I’ve been experimenting with masking tape recently & I like the results.  Even though this is just a cheap one, it accepts ink, paint & glue very well.  The background for this page is Graphic 45 Kraft card.  I sponged on acrylic paints & stamped with coffee Archival when the paint was dry.  I attached a pastel pink piece of textured paper to another, torn piece of Kraft card, then stuck torn pieces of masking tape on top.  ‘Make Memories’ was stamped onto a scrap of G45.

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The butterfly was stamped with Flitter Glu & gilding flakes applied on top.  I love this technique, but it definitely needs practice – at least, it does for me.  You need to get the coverage of glue just right; stamp too lightly & you don’t get the full impression.  Stamp too heavily & the image is smeared.  But when it works, it works well & is worth the effort.  And always, always clean your stamp immediately.  The glue works best when it is slightly ‘tacky’, so use that waiting time to put your stamp in water & clean it thoroughly.
When I’d finished this page, it looked a little flat, so I mixed some gold mica powder with water in mister bottle & gave the page a spritz.  Interestingly, on the masking tape the water stayed a gold colour, but the mica seemed to separate from it.

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The tag on this page was coloured with Victorian Velvet distress ink & the butterflies stamped with Stream Adirondack ink.  The Hunkydory butterfly was originally white & silver, so I coloured it with Faded Jeans DI, the silver resisted the DI, I used a brad to attach the matching acetate butterfly & clock hand.
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Thanks for looking, back tomorrow with more.


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