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Sunday, 27 January 2008

Glenda's Direct To Paper Challenge

Although I have tried the direct to paper technique a couple of times in the past I had no idea how to build up layers of colour using inkpads and stamps until I read Glenda's brilliant step by step guide to this technique. I was so inspired by the beautiful papers she created I have had a go myself today. They aren't great but for a first attempt I am pleased enough to go back and have another go as I am always nervous of trying new craft techniques and find a lot of guides difficult to follow but Glenda's instructions were cystal clear!

This was my first attempt (and the one I like best). I started off with a not very nice shade of green cardstock and built up the colours with cats eye chalk inks. The first background stamp was one of the new Elusive Images Damask Squares, followed by a stamp with waves and a turtle in a darker blue Versacolor ink. The ship is stamped in Ranger Adirondack denim blue.

This was my first attempt with the cat stamp but I thought the background stamp was too prominent on this one. I used the largest stamp from the new Elusive Images Damask Squares set for the first background stamp, followed with the butterfly stamped in a slightly darker shade. The cat is stamped with Sepia Versafine ink.

Here is my second attempt at the cat using the same combination of stamps.

This next picture shows paper coloured with various shades of pink and lilac inks...mainly Brilliance and the lady is stamped with Imperial Purple Versafine ink. The background is stamped with a lovely large floral stamp and dragonfly from the Elusive Images Damask Squares set (again)...I love those stamps!

My final attemp at this technique was using a mixture of deep yellow and red chalk and Versacolour inks. The background was stamped with a border stamp and flower from the damask set and the Elusive Images Mackintosh bauble is stamped with Versafine ink.


Deby said...

Lavender, they're great and the ship one would be ideal for a mens card. Sometimes I start a background then I loose my way a bit, in those cases I just pop the part done one into my drawer and come back to it another day.

You lucky so and so I have to order my Damsak stamps tomorrow !

I'll do some more on Tuesday and pop them on my blog.

Glenda Waterworth said...

Lovely Lavender - it's a joy to see people having a go at things, particularly if they were a bit wary of it before.


All Pink girl said...

Well i have to tell you these look brilliant ,well done ,Dawnx