This was the birthday card, using the Think and Wonder stamps from the Artistic Outpost again, and the new postcard stamp CI 302 from Crafty Individuals, with the Pink Paisley papers and embellishments called Butterfly Garden from Happy Daze. I decoupaged the flowers on the postcard and added glossy accents. I made a shrink plastic piece from the little girl from the Think and Wonder plate and just wanted to mention that I used a great technique from Lin Brown's blog, using the wonderful new Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Paints which are so versatile. I spread a little Snowflake paint on both sides of the shrink plastic using Cut N Dry foam and let it dry, then stamped the image, shrank it, then coloured it with Distress Inks. I would really recommend this technique as it makes shrink plastic so much easier to colour and to work with. I had thought in the past that if you used acrylic paint on shrink plastic that it would shrivel unattractively because it doesn't shrink with the plastic, but certainly with these particular paints it works perfectly. And I am a big shrink plastic fan ......!
Monday, 30 May 2011
Box with Zip Flower and Card with Shrink Plastic for Lynne's birthday
This is another box I made, for a friend's birthday today. I used Eco Green Paint and an Eco Green butterfly stamp, and made one of my zip flowers which I made last year, just for a touch of quirkyness.