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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Green and Copper Squares


This is one of my samples from the fascinating Texture Fragments plate. This stamp set really encourages play. I started by using my stamp positioner to help me get an overall background pattern by piecing the small stamp together. Working on green pearlescent card, I used black perfect medium to help me see where I had stamped before I embossed. I find this a really useful ink to have. I embossed in copper powder.

I used small and one larger square of Stampbord, inked with green ink. I edged the tiles with a black marker pen. When fully dry I then embossed in more copper powder. I positioned all the tiles onto the background, added large square brads to the layout and matted the whole thing on a black 6 x 6 card.

Hope you are enjoying the amazing artwork from the team.

Elaine 

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tip about Black Perfect Medium. I love the way you have built on the geometric patternind of the stamp for your design. The copper & green combination is particularly striking & made me think of how it happens naturally too when you get that sort of encrustation on copper piping - it adds a whole dynamic organic element (by association - but perhaps that's just my wonky brain!) to this. Love the way you've used square shapes to contrast with the ovate patterning.
    Paula (PEP)

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  2. love the tip about the perfect medium - didn't know it came in black as well as clear! Copper almost looks purple in the pic, gorgeous effect

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  3. Lovely Elaine thanks for the tip on Perfect Medium Like the others I didn't know it came in black. Love the Green and copper and those texture stamps are fantastic. Suexxx

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