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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Crackling Rose Collage (posted by Claire)

Good morning, crafting is a wonderful escape from everyday life which can get a little bit too hectic at times and I had a lovely time creating this collage which features the beautiful new stamp Crackling Rose. I've used one of the Greyboard 15cm squares as a base for this collage, it doesn't look very exciting but its perfect for mixed media projects as it takes lots of wet mediums without buckling.


I began by stamping the rose image on smooth white cardstock and colouring with pencils before distressing the edges with Black Soot and Worn Lipstick distress inks. I applied a layer of Matte Gel medium to the greyboard to adhere the image and then took some tissue paper, crumpled it up and layered it over the image. I tore a hole over the image and pulled the tissue back, scrunching and crumpling it up and applying more matte gel to secure it. Once the whole image was visible I left it to dry and then added shades of pink and burgundy paint (I used a mixture of acrylic paint and some emulsion tester pots). Once that was dry I applied lots of gold gilding wax to highlight the texture and then added a big bow and lots of embellishments. To finish off I added little pearls to the corners.

I hope you're enjoying all the DT's gorgeous projects with this month's new stamps. Each time I stamp one I think its my favourite, well that is until I stamp another lol.
Thanks so much for visiting today,
Claire xx

9 comments:

  1. Wow what a beautiful collage. Am not normally a lover of pink but this is gorgeous, love the tones you have used, very clever.

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  2. Such a great idea to add extra texture with the tissue Claire and the finished piece is really beautiful. x

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  3. Oooooooh, absolutely gorgeous Claire, I'm not a pink person either but these shades are beautiful. Wonderful texture and design, love I, Kate x

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  4. Love this gorgeous collage project, very unique and the crackling rose is fantastic!! Coco x

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  5. Lovely, so much texture and interest.

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  6. Ohh this card is also beautiful. fantastic. Janny

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  7. Ohh this card is also beautiful. fantastic. Janny

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  8. Lovely mixed media piece Claire.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Claire, love your mixed media background and the techniques you have used for it, I am inspired , would love to try. Card is awesome, beautifully colored roses. Thanks for sharing in detail.

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