Monday, November 3, 2008

Vintage Christmas

Have you every gotten a card all done,
only to have the last thing you stamp be
a BIG mistake.
Well, here is my mistake.
The Noel in red embossing powder is dreadful.
I didn't toss it, but looked for a way to salvage the card.
Here is the fix!
The Noel by Artistic Impressions was stamped and embossed
in fine line black on another piece of
Vintage Flourishes paper that I had made.
Then it was torn out, the edges were distressed and
"burned" with Ranger's Distressed Inks.
This was layered on a piece of bronze
mirror paper that has the corners rounded.
I toned down mirror paper
by sponging some brown ink on the whole
and just a touch of black lightly around the outside edge.
The inks refused to dry on the mirror card stock
so I hit it with Krylon's Workable Fixatif,
then glued it to the card base
over the ugly and very out of place red Noel.
Magic!!! another mess up saved.
Basic Stamping Tip -
Krylon Workable Fixatif is wonderful to prevent
smearing of certain color treatments, such as
chalks, mica powders, PearlEx, etc.
Simply apply the color treatment to
your project, lightly spray with the Fixatif,
let dry and THEN it is possible to add more
layers of color treatment if desired.
This allows one to add layer after layer
of color for more depth and shading.
It also prevents accidental smearing of your
artistic endeavours by the recipient.

1 comment:

  1. Shelly that finished card is just gorgeous - I'm glad you salvaged it - awesome job!