Friday, August 22, 2008

Peace. Love. and Stamping

This set holds a lot of special meaning in it because I actually got my feet a little dirty in the creation of it! After inking up my very retired 'Groovy' set by Stampin' Up for the 100th time, I thought the world (and of course myself) needed another more updated Go Green/Peace set. My first thought was to contact Julia to ask her if she would consider making that type of set. Always the trend setter, Julia quickly responded with some sample images and asked me to help her think of some sentiments!!!!!!!

I was on cloud 9 for a while, dreaming up the capabilities of this set. I decided to show you guys a piece of altered art utilizing the set in a personal way. My sister, Ilana, has a wall of memorabilia, art and magazine clippings and she too is OBSESSED with peace signs. So I decided to make something for the wall. It is a take on Tim Holtz's August Challenge.

1) I took a piece of Tim Holtz's Fragments acrylic and cover with red alchohol ink
2) Select Peace Sign from 'Peace' set by Little Paper Shop and ink and stamp in Staz-on Black
3) Remove Stamped Peace Sign from fragment with a baby wipe
4) Stamp Peace Sign in Staz-On in the hole where the original stamped image was
5) Utilizing Crystal Effects glue a piece of white CS to the back of the fragment, hold together for 30 seconds
6) Paint Crackle Paint on the corners of your fragment. Let dry.
7) Brush over front of fragment with a light coat of Crystal Effects (creates texture).
8) Paste baubles around the outside of your image.

I think it would also make a really cool element for a card or even a necklace. Make sure you check out all of the other DT members:

Hope you like it!

TS Fay seems to be hovering around us now, however it really doesn't feel much different than a bad rain storm, so all seems to be well. Thank you all for your concern.


Anonymous said...

This is so cool!! You did an incredible job on it!!! Just awesome!

Bonnie said...

Very cool Ely!