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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Chequered Golden Flower ( by Anne )

Good morning. This is another of my recent show samples using the Chequered Flowers stamp.

How to make it:
  1. Spread the relief paste over the stamp with a palette knife and leave to dry. Drying time depends on room temperature and humidity but it will need at least a day. Mine took 2 days to fully dry. When dry gently peel away from the stamp and trim around to neaten up any messy edges.
  2. Stamp the image with Versafine and heat emboss with gold powder. Colour with watercolour pens and a damp brush. The embossed lines resist the water and make colouring quick and easy.
  3. Apply a couple of drops of glycerine to a blending sponge and work in well. Now use this to pick up watercolour from your craft mat. Blend colour around the edges of the card. The Glycerine make the watercolour behave more like a Distress Ink making blending easy.
  4. Apply Versamark Ink along the card edges and heat emboss with gold powder.
  5. Glue down the paste embellishment. Attach the ribbon and bow, then glue panel to the card front.
  6. Finish with PVA pearls


  1. I love the combination of violet and turquoise and the addition of the gold embossed piece. I definitely need some of the relief paste. Thank you for the tip about using the glycerine.
    X Chris

  2. Loving this xx such a very pretty colour combo xx

  3. The relief paste has worked well here Anne and love the prettily coloured flowers too. I am definitely going to give the glycerin technique a go. x

  4. Great work with the relief paste, fab dimension!

  5. Stunning work Anne, I love the gold relief paste and your fabulous colouring, Kate x

  6. So different and great colours!

  7. A gorgeous background and, those gold flowers are just stunning. This isn't something that I've ever tried but I will be giving it a go at some point. Thank you for the inspiration. Sandra x

  8. Believe it or not I am still getting the hang of blogging and just seen all your lovely comments. I cannot claim fame to the glycerine technique. It was inspired by a demo from Sheen Douglass. Thank you everyone x


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