Monday’s blog is trees or flowers, right? So here is a rather splendid Floral card I made on T.V. yesterday. It is the first of a wonderful new collection of Claritystamps called Filigraphy. This is a cross between Filigree and Calligraphy, and the stamps are wonderfully decorative and detailed. So watch this space.
We are always striving to come up with new designs and ideas. I also feel that more recently, we have been dipping our toes in the real arty pond. Personally, I am finding these waters particularly invigorating, and i hope you are, too.
This was a new spin on using adhesive sheets with gilding flakes, and adding talcum powder of all things!
All you need is
Oh! And some talcum powder !
I really like the feel of the finished artwork; it is like silk.
I also added Glossy accents to the leaves, giving them a dewdrop effect.
Let me tell you in a nutshell how to do this:
Peel off the wax paper on one side.
Stamp the Filigraphy flower in Archival black directly onto the adhesive sheet.
Sprinkle this side with talcum powder straightaway. Yep, that’s right!
Now buff it.
Turn over and peel off the orange wax paper.
Colour in the design with Promarkers directly on the adhesive.
Add gold gilding flakes.
Take a square cream card and stamp the same Filigraphy design randomly using Versamark (don’t forget to wipe the blue indexing off the stamp before using your Versamark pad!)
Attach the artwork to the cream card using double-sided adhesive
Add Glossy Accents to the leaves, and allow to dry.
Let’s take a closer look….
I love that you can apply colour from the back, with Promarkers (so my guess is Copics and Spectrum Noirs would work just as well), and the gilding flakes don’t affect the colours at all.
Very easy, very classy, an Asian flavour. Let me see you try it with different colour combinations. I bet blues and turquoises would be fab, too…