Monday, March 1, 2010

The Flowers of my Heart

Still playing with mushy stuff. The background is gesso on card lightly rubbed with pink stamp pad to highlight the raised areas. French words stamped in dark pink and embossed with clear powder. Muslin inked and stretched and held in place by brad through metal heart, then pink and white 3 dimensional fabric paint placed in top left corner. Flowers created with bead petals and sequin centre embedded in the fabric paint.

Stamped ATC

These two ATCs are made with texture magic, which is a dimensional paint. I chose a contrasting deeper blue card for the base and randomly applied the paste. While it was still wet I coated my stamp with versamark and stamped a single flower on one and three flower heads on the other and pushed hard so that the textured paint oozed out at the sides.

Washed the stamp immediately. The versamark helped the paint to release from the stamp onto the card. I dusted the cards with perfect pearls when still wet and stuck beads and charms to decorate. I love the raised effect that the thick paint left. May get some different colours or try to tint what I have to do some more of these.

Altered Bottle Caps

Someone introduced us to Geocaching the other week and we have had loads of fun with it so far. Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment. It should take you to places you wouldn't normally go and see.

I made these small tokens to leave in some of the larger geocaches. I set a picture in the back of each one using liquid embossing gel and the blue cover on the outside is texture magic, a dimensional paint, and fixed some small beads in it before it dried. The strings of beads are on a metal thread embedded at one end in the gell. I do hope that the finders like them.
You can read more about geocaching online at