Welcome back! Today is our final day of the Stampendous & ClearScrap blog hop! I decided to make a plaque for my workspace with a quote by Henri Matisse... "Creativity Takes Courage". I used just the square acrylic piece from the ClearScrap Sassy 8 x8 album.
To begin, I stamped one side of the acrylic with Stazon using the Stampendous Blossoms Spray stamp repeatedly around the border. This will be your front side. Next I flipped the acrylic over and begin coloring in the flowers/leaves. I used a combination of Copics and Sharpies. I really found the Sharpies to give better/darker coverage on the acrylic.
To create the sky effect, I colored the entire background with a Robins Egg Blue Copic and then dapped it with blending solution on a cotton ball. This caused some of the color to lift and leave a cloud like effect.
I'm really excited about this next step. Since I wanted this to look like a piece of glass artwork, I needed to achieve a texture on the back similar to a Spectrum Waterglass or Vecchio. On the back side, I spritzed on some Goosebumps and let it dry. When it was dry I gave it another coat and another coat to get the depth of texture I desired. To help achieve the ripples, I positioned the acrylic upright while it dried.
I felt like the flowers needed something more to make them pop so I painted the back of the flowers with white acrylic paint.
To create the copper stickers, I inked the alphabet stickers with Orange StazOn.
Next I applied a coat of GlazOn and allowed to dry. When that was dry, I inked them with Platinum Metallic StazOn. And finally I painted on a bit of Copper Shimmer Spritz.
A tip when applying alphabet stickers to a clear surface, place your cutting mat grid underneath. You don't want to know how many times I rearranged those letters before discovering that trick.
After applying the title, I added some butterflies and bling. The butterflies are stamped, colored with copics and embossed with Deep Impressions embossing powder to give them shine.
The final step was to wrap the acrylic piece in copper foil tape.
acrylic: Sassy 8 x 8 Clear Acrylic Shapes (ClearScraps)
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Pumpkin StayOn, Jet Black StazOn, Platinum Metallic StazOn (Tsukineko)
other mediums: Goosbumps, Copper Chimmer Spritz, GlazOn (Tsukineko), while acrylic paint, Sharpies, Copics
embossing powder: Deep Impressions (Stampendous)
stickers: Basic Grey
other: 7/32 Copper Foil Tape (Venture Tape), bling (Prima)
And now its time to check the amazing projects the design teams have come up with! Be sure to leave comments on all the blogs for a chance to win a sweet prize! Ready to hop....
I am entering this in the following challenges:
• Basic Grey Challenges- favorite color (aqua and copper)
• Stamp Man- Bling
• Sarah Hurley- Dimension and Texture