Bank Holiday Inspiration from Visible Image

Hello everyone and Happy Bank Holiday to you all!

Hope you had a relaxing Easter and managed to spend some time crafting.  Not me unfortunately.  I’ve worked all over it and not one egg has passed my lips (although I did treat myself and my colleagues to a handful of those tiny Lindt bunnies)

Anyway, I’m here to share another make I’ve created for the Visible Image DT.  This one uses the utterly amazing Mr Bone Jangles stamp set alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil… and here’s how I did it:

Start by making a drippy background using Distress Stains in Blueprint Sketch and Stormy Sky onto watercolour paper.  Mixed crackle paste with DecoArt’s American Acrylic Paint in Neutral Grey,  and use a palette knife alongside the Grungy Union Jack stencil and once fully air dry, paint with DecoArt’s Antiquing Cream in Carbon Black.  Once dry, wipe away the excess using a damp cloth as this removes the excess paint and just leaves the coloured crackles.  Adding silver gilding wax gives a wonderful  metallic finish.

I wasn’t overly careful wiping away the antiquing cream as I like the extra smudgy effect it gave.

Stamp the headphones from the Music On World Off set and these along with Mr Bone Jangles onto acetate using Stazon ink.  Carefully cut these out and attach to the card over a slither of muslin.

I love the added texture of the muslin through the acetate

Around the edges of the card, stamp Elemental randomly using Archival Ink’s Watering Can to add extra interest

To add to the music theme, add musical notes and the lightening flashes from the Music On World Off set using embossing powders in Black and Metallic Platinum.

To finish, add the sentiment and add the ‘Parental Advisory…’ image from the same set as the musical notes.

You could of course adapt the card to use the Stars and Stripe stencil which would look equally awesome… and in fact I’ve already had a go at this and will share soon!

Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your Easter… why not pop into the Visible Image blog to see the gorgeous makes the other DT members have been up to?!

H xx

 

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