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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Stampotique Challenge: Altered Items


The new challenge at Stampotique is to alter something. I have used the lid of a Camembert cheese container as the base of my mobile. I covered it with paper and on the edges I have used Tim Holtz Tissue strip which I then coloured with paint.



For images I first covered some Grungeboard with text paper on both sides. I then stamped the images onto one side of the grungeboard and then cut them out. 
The next thing I did I am very pleased with. I was not looking forward to kiss stamping the images so I came up with a cunning plan! I stamped onto tissue paper with archival ink which would not run once dry. The images on tissue paper are transparent so I could easily reverse them and then stuck them to the other side using Matt Medium. Problem solved and with such ease. The simplest solutions are often the best. After all a mobile that is one sided is hardly perfect.


The images were then painted with, do you rememeber they were very popular a while back, H2O paints.
They were all the rage for awhile. Well they are still glorious and they do give a lovely sheen. A watery effect I thought. I also had a set of the iridescent ones. Pale colours that I have used for the mermaids skin. Quite subtle and probably does not show up on the photos but trust me works really well. One mermaid has a subtle green one to her skin, another  a purply pink sheen and the third a golden tone.

The stamps I used were Smushasha, Smumauha, Smushallaum and Octopet. 
Available from Stampotique and in the UK from The Stamp Attic and Happy Daze

9 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Love your mobile and the colors of the stamps you hung from it. Very cool!

Willy said...

What a wonderful mobile and great idea, Laura!

Gez said...

Brilliant! Enjoy!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful hanging.

Jane Wetzel said...

very cool idea!

Shar said...

Fabulous edgy fun!

Netty said...

Love your mobile, x

thekathrynwheel said...

This is a great project. I love the H20s for colouring, and yes I do remember them and I still use mine!

Sue said...

This is fabulous, what a clever idea. I love tissue paper stamping x

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