Sunday, August 12, 2007

Train Delayed

Many years ago, our stamp club was asked to submit cards to be displayed on a board at Stampaway USA in Cincinnati. This was my card on the board.

The central element is a piece of chipboard which I first edged with a gold marker. I then covered the top of the chipboard with Matte Medium. While still wet, I rubbed Pearl Ex powders in Super Copper and Aztec Gold, and Powdered Pearls in Jade unto the surface. When that had dried sufficiently, I painted a second thin coat of matte medium to seal the surface. After the chipboard piece had completely dried, I stamped several clock images, a pen nib, and the faux mail mark; mail late train delayed onto the surface using black waterproof ink. I then heat set the ink with my heat gun.

Next I daubed clear embossing fluid over the entire surface of the piece, immediately dipping it into clear embossing powder and heating with my heat gun. Once the embossing powder melted, I sprinkled on one coat of Holographic embossing powder and continued heating and adding clear Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel onto the surface until I had a nice even shiny surface. I allowed the surface to cool enough that it would not stick and then I stacked a pile of phone books on top of the piece and set it aside overnight. This step prevents too much warping of the chipboard.

The next day, I made a card out of black recycled confetti paper and glued the chipboard to the front with a Tombow blue gluestick and again set it aside under the phonebooks to dry. When finished I took a bronze gel pen and drew a thin line bordering the central piece.

This is one of my favorite techniques, and you will see it used in other pieces that I have made.


dawn said...

so very cool, keely!

dawn said...

nix the above...

kooly, keely!

Keely said...

Hmmm... went to "Stamp Your Art Out" in Cincinnati and bought two Dawn Houser stamps. Came home and found two Dawn Houser comments. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not!

But don't get it in your pretty little head that by posting more comments I will buy more of your stamps. Besides, I don't need any encouragement!!! :)