Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Another newsprint reveal and something entirely different!

Last time I showed you a newsprint reveal card that I made for a friend. I've made another card using the same technique, this time with a more Asian flair. Of course I *know* that I have an Asian newspaper here somewhere... maybe when I find it I'll redo this card on that paper.
This time I've used a mix of Distress Inks (Fired Brick and Dried Marigold) for a different look. You can still see the newsprint through the ink, but you could still faintly see it through the black too. I was a little irritated to notice that on the back side of my newspaper was a giant block of green - yes, that's what you see showing through on parts of the image. Guess I need to check the backs more carefully!
I stamped the background bamboo with black versafine. I guess I still haven't figured out that it doesn't dry well on coated paper! lol It doesn't look *bad*, you just have to be super careful not to smudge! :)
Ok, now on to the totally *different* project! :) Originally I made several of these tiles for a card. The card was only large enough for one - what to do with the rest?? Do something new, of course! :)
The tiles are originally chipboard squares that were painted with gesso. I added soft touches of ink and rub on's over that. A touch of radiant pearls (only in the flowers) completed the coloring. Finally I went over everything with a coat of glossy gel medium. Once that was dry I added the pearls, edged the squares with krylon pens and coated everything with Glossy Accents. These babies shine!
I still felt that they needed a little extra something (heh, when don't I feel that?!). Martha Steward butterfly punch to the rescue! I had some leftover paper that I had experimented on just waiting for that punch. Again, the paper was coated with gesso, inked with dye ink & 'finger painted' with clear gel medium. The punch had no difficulty cutting this thicker paper & the butterflies are a little more sturdy. They, too, needed something more - so a couple of spots of stickles went on the wings for bling.
I attached all three squares to sheer ribbon (actually a light orchid color) and then to a second sheer ribbon in white. More sticky back half pearls completed the front. And yes, that ribbon is folded over to make it possible to hang it. Although I will reconfigure that if I ever do another - make it easier to hang. You almost have to have a tiny little hanger to hang this one - but the friend I gave it to has plenty of wire and ingenuity! :) (Hi Chica!!)
To finish off the back I used some gold c/s and covered all the icky looking marks that showed where I attached the ribbons! lol Gotta make every angle look good, right? I didn't take a pic of the back, though. Wasn't all *that* cool looking! :)
Here's a final look at it - from a slightly different angle. This one really shows off that Glossy Accents shine to perfection.
Hope you enjoyed your visit! Come back soon for another 'altered' project!


Etha said...

oh I love those tiles! they came out SO pretty. Such a super subtle background. Rubons eh? I've never tried those. Would love to copy this with stamps if I may :)

babs55 said...

Again, your stamp on newsprint is great! I like the combination of open and solid parts on the stamp this time too. I did mine on a page of a book that I bought just to use for 'art paper'. It was a bit heavier and no bleed through but the reverse print from newsprint is a nice effect. Thanks for sharing your art!

Zeborah Loray said...

Love both of these. Glad I checked out your blog!