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  • A mess, a scan and some blending …

    It started with an A4 sheet of acetate. I added a generous covering of pva glue followed by a dash of alcohol ink, some lumiere paint, a few sprinkles of glitter and some torn pieces of newspaper. I covered this with three layers of tissue paper (and some more pva glue) then left it to dry overnight!! This morning I assembled my own collage stamp using a selection of unmounted stamps stuck on a large piece of perspex and stamped the front of the acetate using a staz-on ink pad. Result …..

    Acetate Experiment

    Acetate Experiment


    Most people would stop there …. but me …. I had to scan it into the computer …. and then I had to try blending it with something else!! I think it looks quite good blended with last nights Sail Collage. There were two that I really liked …
    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 1

    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 1


    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 2

    Acetate Background blended with Sail Collage - 2


    What do you think?

    By on Friday June 19th, 2009 at 12:26 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, collage - Comments Off on A mess, a scan and some blending …

    More Blended Images and a mini-book!

    I’ve been really messy with glue and paint and glitter …. but I think the results were worth it! I scanned the results, then blended them to create these images.

    Full Fathom Blended Image

    Full Fathom Blended Image

    Blended image - Silver/grey shells and things

    Blended image - Silver/grey shells and things

    I was inspired by this episode of “Thursdays with Earl” to make this mini-book. It’s made from a single sheet of 12×12 card and I have covered it with a mixture of papers I have designed and tissue paper!

    Owl Flutter Book

    Owl Flutter Book

    By on Tuesday June 9th, 2009 at 01:31 in Artistic Ramblings, Blending Images, messy craft - Comments Off on More Blended Images and a mini-book!

    Just thought I’d try adding some images ….

    I just thought I’d try adding some images …

    I love recycling things … this is my version of a baked bean tin inspired by a combination of two articles in the SSP Guild online magazine.


    Pen Pot (made from baked bean tin!)

    Pen Pot (made from baked bean tin!)

    It was made using a combination of acetate,¬†alcohol¬†inks, tissue paper glitter and lots of glue … very messy!! … but great fun! The inside is lined with felt … just to protect any rough edges and to make it look finished.

    Oh … and this is the business card I was messing about with yesterday!


    Business Card Image

    Business Card Image

    By on Thursday April 9th, 2009 at 16:51 in Artistic Ramblings, recycling - Comments Off on Just thought I’d try adding some images ….