Friday, January 25, 2008

Paint Chip Samples, more soot & raffle winner

At Scraptivate we have a monthly atc swap that is run for the girls who do the classes and I've just recently given them the list of themes/techniques for the next 12 months so they can be prepared. One of the themes is "Paint Chip Samples"...this has caused some consternation. Paint chip samples are exactly as described, in Australia Bunnings is the best place to get them and I like the British Paints ones as they are a good size to use for atc's.

There are a few ways to use them but for our swap we are going to ignore the colour and really focus on the paint chip name. To give you an idea of what I mean, below are two of them that I did for a swap I took part in using this particular theme. The first one, the colour is called "Cityscape"... I used a bit of post-it-note and covered the name on the sample, then stamped a building stamp using Black Stazon, also stamped Paris the same way, German Scrap up the top with a little bit of Treasure Pewter to age it, a metal heart and hook to finish off. Obviously once you've stamped you take the bit of post-it-note off and that reveals the name. So the idea is to do an atc using the title of the colour as the theme.

Here's another one...."Hot Mama".

At the last Tuesday night's atc class, for the first time in over a year, I forgot to draw the raffle!!! So I got Mel at work to pick a random number between the attendees as they were listed in the bookings, and the winner was Megan Black!!! When you come Tuesday night Megan you can collect your Shrink Plastic raffle atc. This is it below....actually, I'm cheating because it's on a soot background which is Saturday's technique but it does have a shrink plastic stamped image on it too. This is my new stone angel stamp from Stampers Anonymous, looks great in soot and in shrink plastic! Edit: Sorry, it's not Stampers Anonymous, it's from Judikins! On page 4 of their catalogue here.

Here's the same stamp done with soot technique again, but using alcohol inks before the soot. I've also coloured the German Scrap down the bottom with embossing powder in the same gorgeous pale blue that's on the flourish stamp up the top and on the frame with "Illuminate".

Next one is another transparency transfer with Poe as the subject.

Another transparency transfer using gel medium instead of rubbing alcohol...."Imagine".

After Saturday I'll post the technique for soot and another discovery that I've made about something else to use under the soot for adding colour!


Judy said...

thanks master - wonderful as always

Jen Crossley said...

You always make my day when I see you have updated your blog,your amazing Kelsey and I admire your work and techinques you are one talented cookie

Chris said...

My goodness, woman! You can't give me this much info at one time, my head will explode!! These are marvelous. I want to make one, but it's so much to remember! I must learn this!!

Okay, so first, I get glossy white card. Then, what?!

Dawnie said...

All looks really fabo miss K as always. Love the stamps youve used.

PF xxx