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Friday, 8 April 2011

My Stampman DT Piece #20 and Grungy Monday #2

This piece is my design team entry at the Stampman challenge this fortnight... there are some wonderful pieces there, so why not have a look and join in??!! Neil is leading and has just joined our team and we are excited, cos he is so talented, so have a spy at his blog too... it's well worth it ... the link is there with his inspiration piece.

I am also entering this into the Grungy Monday challenge over at Studio L3 with the lovely Linda Ledbetter. For this, she asked us to base our piece on a video from Ranger for our edification!! Sir T!m showed us a different resist technique which I have tried here. I don't have any foamy stuff to make stamps yet, so I used a bought foam flourish stamp (can't remember where from) then swirled some vintage photo, spiced marmalade and such all over when the medium was dry... it showed up really well. So that's the background.

At the Stampman, the theme is embossing, so I decided to do dry and triple, just to be greedy. I whopped the musical folder through the bug - alas and alack my wonderful Vagabond is deceased... it is no more... it is an ex- machine!!! So it had to go back and there is no more stock yet... Opps, where was I???Oh yes, then I took a couple of alcohol inks plus gold, and dabbed like mad to fill in the indentations, followed by a generous swipe of archival black, to highlight (or should that be lowlight???!) the notes.

The triple embossing was done using clear UTEE, followed by several moonglow and distress eps, strategically placed to enhance the Aspect of Design botanical stamp. It's all finished off with a couple of pima flowers and a TH button, and a bookplate, in the coppery metal. The frame of the piece is made up of a few of the strips from the lost and found stash.

So there you have it... another much bigger piece, with a new-to-me technique, being the use of the medium to resist and a well loved one, which started me off in crafting in earnest, the triple embossing... Thanks for looking and please do leave a comment if you have time
Love and light


Zoechaos said...

A lot of work but the result is magical XOXO Zoe

Shelly Hickox said...

This is too cool for words. Fantastic piece of art!

Shelly Hickox said...

BTW, your garden is amazing!!

The Stamp Man said...

I agree with Zoe, it does look a lot of work but was worth it, its great Frankie, as usual! Well done with the newly learnt technique too:)

Jill xx

stART said...

Great blend of art, colour and technique!

Christine said...

Fabulous piece of Art Frankie, sorry to hear your Vagabond is poorly, hope it's get sorted for you.
Hugs xxx

Netty said...

That foam stamp really looks great in the background. Another wonderful piece. Shame about your Vagabond hope you get your replacement soon. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Anonymous said...

This is totally awesome. All I can say is WOW!

Claire said...

Really love this, it's fantastic.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Awesome work of art, Frankie! Your GM02 resist is perfect, and the texture on this piece is amazing! Such a cool combination of elements, all harmonizing wonderfully. Love, LOVE it!

Sue said...

This is fabulous Frankie, you have certainly mastered this technique x

Von said...

Awesome Frankie :)