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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


  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.

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

  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

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

  5. Lovely, so much texture and interest.

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

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

  8. Lovely mixed media piece Claire.

    Lesley Xx

  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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