Monday, July 20, 2015

Have Hope

I don't use digi stamps very often because I'm not really thrilled with my coloring.  I was asked to try some out for the Lila Grey Stamps Design Team so of course I jumped at the chance.  I do like to try new things and this was one of them.  Instead of coloring in the image, I made another Mixed Media piece using the packing tape transfer technique.  Which happened to be the Mixability Challenge on Split Coast Stampers this week.

I used the October Flower of the Month digi image.  I printed the image on regular copier paper.  I transferred the image onto packing tape.  You can pretty much look it up anywhere but basically, you print an image on a copier.  Then you cover the image sticky side down with clear packing tape; soak the tape/image in warm water.  Once the entire image is wet; pull it out and start rubbing the paper off.  Keep on doing it until you remove all the paper.

I do not own a gelli plate but I've noticed it a lot on Pinterest and other websites.  I usually don't just jump on all phases until I feel like I can't live without it.  I do not feel that way about it (yet).

BUT, I do like the idea of creating on a base and then using that to make backgrounds so...I used a piece of glass from an old frame and added paints, etc until I liked what I saw.  Then I placed the packing tape image sticky side down onto the glass; rubbed a little to picked up the paints and then put it aside to dry (sticky side up).

While that was drying, I grabbed a page from an old dictionary and splotched some ink and other marks on it.  Once that dried, I adhered the packing tape pieces to it.

Just a few more things here and there, stamped the sentiments and all done!

Link to Lila Grey Stamps

Have a great week!!

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