Wednesday, 6 October 2010

My first Art Parts creation....

TA DA!!! My first Art Parts creation....
I got rather excited when I picked these up at the Stamp and Scrapbooking Show and I finally got a chance to play with them.
I wasn't too sure how to work them, I inked them with pigment ink but the edges where they've been cut where shining through dark, so I decided to paint them with acrylic first and then ink them and then just stamp on them. Have not before painted things in a light colour and then inked them, always seem to be working straight onto chipboard but it works well, gives a nice strong colour. I wanted to sneak in a flower made from Maya Road wings like Wendy suggested on her blog recently, but instead the wings ended up as leaves for the flower. Also popped in a few snowflakes as flowers.

Before I decided on the above design though I spent hours moving art parts round my desk and trying to decide what to do. I first covered the frame in tissue tape and then I had to learn the hard way that crackle paint just comes off the tissue tape when dry.

Maybe I'll try inking the tissue tape next time, still got the round frame of the art parts.

So, anyway, I am entering this into The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog Challenge for the month where the theme is Layer it on, and OMG are there a lot of layers on this frame, the flower alone is 5 chipboard layers high.


  1. This is really fantastic. I love those layers you've created with your Art Parts. (I think I need some of those!!)
    Sue x
    PS I made the same discovery about Crackle Paint yesterday as well. Its such a shame it doesn't stick, it looks really nice till you touch it.

  2. Fab use of new stash :) Layers defo rule here!
    xoxo Sioux

  3. I this this is really wonderful I have yet to start for Christmas but I have got my old Christmas stash out ready (may have to get some new stuff lol) any excuse

    And a huge congratulations to you on the new DT position. I am also very please to be joining you on the AE DT

    Love Dawn xx

  4. How lovely is this! I haven't even had time to open my packets of Art Parts yet :( and thank you for joining in at ASTC :))

  5. Am playing catch up hun, sorry am late visiting.. but.. thanks for playing at the AS CT challenge... missed you at Ally Pally.. please tell me that I didn't ignore you!!!! Hels x

  6. FORGOT to say... GORGEOUS artparts piece!! x