Friday, September 18, 2015

steampunk angel

Yesterday I got cracking with some of my new supplies.
I wanted to use the technique whereby you wipe away ink with a damp babywipe through a stencil, therefore I needed to gesso my page first.
Unfortunately the gesso dulls the otherwise so vibrant Dylusions. (but in this case was just perfect for that autumn feel)
Here you can see the difference between Dylusions on a gessoed surface (on the left) or not

Creating some interest in the background by removing some ink through a leaf stencil and by adding some walnut DI through the same stencil (so 2 different ways to use a stencil)

The page begged for some script stamping, so out came the stamp with one of my new stamp pads, dew drop brilliance red gold.
I also went around the edges of the page with the stamp pad.
I like the size of the pads, they are easy to hold in your hand.

As a focal point I used the steampunk angel from Viva d├ęcor and heat embossed it with Halloween  embossingglitter from WOW!
After a search through my drawer filled with embellishment I found the perfect match

I would like to enter this page for following challenges:
The Craft Barn weekly challenge: stencils/masks
The Craft Barn calendar challenge for September: brown andleaves.


  1. Lovely page, it looks like you're enjoying your new supplies !

  2. Its always fun having new supplies. You can tell you are enjoying them. Fabulous project.
    Flo x

  3. Gorgeous background, I love the layering xx

  4. Very Autumnal feel to your project, very nice.

  5. Wow! This is so wonderful; very inspiring! :D

  6. A great page. I love the Brilliance red gold and you've used it well here.

  7. Fabby background - very autumnal!

  8. What a lovely page! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  9. Fabulous background. I love your new blog header, btw.

  10. Lovely page ..... great background, the colours are gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  11. Gorgeous project... lovely stamping!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  12. Great page, love your background! xx