(2017 c73) Ellen Hutson, Altenew & Simon Says Stamp
Today’s shaker is just that, not a card, not a tag, just a shaker.
As you can see on the right I started by stamping on watercolor paper with the veggies from Thankful by Ellen Hutson. I inked the stamps in my misti with Versamark Ink then I sprinkled Color Burst by Ken Oliver and burnished into the stamped images with finger & brushed off the excess powders. Then spritzed the stamps with water & stamped again (this caused the colors to bleed) Then dried and stamped again with Versamark ink and heat embossed with clear EP. Then I colored the background with watered down powdered Pigment product called Color Burst by Ken Oliver . To help keep dimension between layers of shaker (that will make more sense later) I sewed the gold “leaves” bead on top of gold 2 holed sequin to the sky of my painted background.
For the shaker I have 2 layers of clear products. On top I used a heavy re-purposed packaging plastic for sturdiness. the layer behind is heat resistant 3M Transparency Film for High Temperature Laser Copiers. On one side I stamped Thank You from Painted Greetings stamp set by AltENew. On the other side I applied Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks by Ranger (I’m not sure I would do this next time, because it obscures the painted background too much, or at least use less) This film was sandwiched behind the outside sturdy plastic and I added a few beads inside. The outside frame was cut with Postage Stamp Edge Frames by Simon Says Stamp and I stacked several layers for the inside to create the depth for the shaker. Since the 3M transparency film as a little bulgy because of the beads between it and the outside, that is why I had to add the sewn on beads to the background so that the beads added in background layer would move around. Last step for the frame surface, I applied Metalic Rub-ons media from Old Island Stamp Company in B.C. Canada. I added this with my fingertip very lightly to give the aged, gold guilded look.
DiesRUs: Chal #84 – Anything Fall
DieCutDivas: November Challenge – Thankful
Altenew: Nov 2017 Inspiration Challenge
CasUalFridays: Anything but a card
SimonSaysStamp: (mon) Thanks/Thanksgiving
ModSquad: It’s all in the Color (no white or ivory)
WordArtWednesday: chal 308-309 Anything Goes
FrillyAndFunky: Timeworn (my frame looks old and the film inside shaker makes it look like an old mirror)