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A Semi-Successful Experiment

Published February 9, 2010 by isisimaginings

Hope everyone’s Tuesday is going well so far. Thanks to Katy, Julie, Sarpreet, Karen & Jen for their very kind comments on my last post. There’s a lot of kindness in the Blogoverse. A lot of weirdness too, but that’s for another day. 🙂

This is a card I made about two weeks ago & while I like the distressing etc., I messed up with the image. It’s a rubber stamp of a sun through trees & I decided it went very well with the sentiment – from Inkadinkado, a gift from Jen. I stamped it onto handmade paper, heat embossed with gold embossing powder, then covered it with Crackle Accents. I made the card & it looked great. Until the next morning, when I realised the image had blurred. I thought about what had gone wrong for ages, then realised I probably should have used TH distress inks & embossing powders. I tried again, this time painting a thin layer of Crackle pain onto the paper first & stamping & embossing when the paint was dry. It worked; no blurred image. When I make up the card I’ll show it to you.

Isn’t the sentiment nice? I hadn’t seen it before. The printed paper is from an old Russian dictionary; when I tore it out I noticed one of the words was ‘happy’ – a nice coincidence. The paint on the corners is Terra by Viva; it can be sanded, torn & layered with a brush or a palette knife. The pin is Tim Holtz & I picked up the silver charms when I was in the US last summer.

I finished the paintings I mentioned on Monday & oh my goodness, they are TERRIBLE! I said I was trying to play with paint like a child & they definitely remind me of the daubings of a three-year-old! While I’m trying not to judge myself, I really haven’t the courage to put them on my blog; trust me, if you saw them, you’d tell me not to show them to anyone. 🙂 I think I will just continue my efforts quietly & unpublicised & who knows? Maybe one day…….. 🙂

Another book I got for Christmas is ‘Journal Bliss’ by Violette. Like Kelly Rae Roberts, Violette is a truly inspirational woman. She also has a blog & this is her latest post, I’m guessing it will ring quite a few bells for a lot of people.

Until next time, Love & light.

Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world.
Then artists come along & discover it the same way, all over again.
-Eudora Welty