Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Playing with Palette Stamp and Stick

OH my I have had a busy week and a half.I do 8 shifts close together for work and then get three days off.Work is terribly busy at the moment and then the family life is too.I was feeling stressed and was so glad my days off arrived at last...time to get inky and de-stress(or for me it should be distress LOL).SSSooo yesterday was day one of my days off and I got three cards made for familiy birthdays and then last evening I had a play with the Stewart Superior Palette Stamp and Stick black Gluepad.I'm loving this pad.You just stamp an image with it,activate the adhessive by hitting it with the heat gun and then dust over Pearl-ex,Polished Pigments,foils etc.I like it best stamped on dark card as when you dust over it it really makes the colour pop.
Anywho I made the collage above last evening and got some lovely effects on the German scrap trim at the bottom by tapping the glupad directly onto it.Activated the adhesive with my heat gun and then rubbed on some Antique bronze Pearl-ex with my finger.I also swiped it across the Cuttlebug texture paste bit at the top and added the bronze Pearl-ex again...it gives a gorgeous old shimmery bronze look that the photos do not do justice too.I used a Vilene and tissue base that I painted over with Jo Sonja's pale gold paint with.Then I did a wash with the Golden Quinacridone Nikel Azo gold.This combo creates an antique gold effect.The vintage image is an inkjet water transfer onto calico.The words read left to right down the card on this one and reads "being a woman is a terribly difficult task,since it consists principally in dealing with men!"

On my desk I have several textured Cuttlebug frames I have made ready to turn into cards as I need them.This one is not finished yet but while I had the gluepad out I tried it on one of these pieces.I aagin tapped the pad firmly all over the textured area,activated the adhesive with the heat gun and used a soft brush in a swirling motion to apply Luminarte Primary Elements Polished Pigment powders..OH LA LA this is so pretty and shimmery...again the photos do not do it justice.I'm off to play some more today :o)


Sandie R said...

These are lovely and rich looking. I don't have one of the glue pads but have a powder that works similarly so might have to give that a try with the polished pigments which I hardly ever use.

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Annette! Oooh I wish I could see these in person! I can just imagine the sheen..mmm. :) Could you do this treatment to a laser print out and then heat transfer with the Opals???


thanks Sandie and Elaine
yes Sandie give the powder a go and use those PP.Elaine I am not sure if it will work and I have NO Franklin to try at the moment.You would have to seal the PP some way I should think...will give this some thought LOL
Annette in Oz

Night Owl Designs said...

Annette, your collage is stunning! Love the colours and texture :-)

Jacky said...

Annette these are fantastic! I can see I may need to invest in a cuttlebug!!!!


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