Monday, 4 August 2008

Paperartsy Skinnys Swap


The backgrounds for this set were created by using watercolour card, applying texture paste and gesso on to one of the pieces, then sandwiching the other piece on top. I then waited for them to dry and covered them in various inks. I used stazon, distressed inks and adirondak dye inks. They all gave different effects. I stamped one image direct to the card and the other three I stamped onto white card stock, coloured them with chalks or distressed inks and attached them to the background pieces.


These backgrounds were created using Ranger acrylic paint dabbers and/or Jo Sonja paints. I used gesso on a couple to act as a resist. I then stamped the images directly onto the backgrounds.


These three were created using backgrounds I'd previously made. Top left is my textured alcohol inks background, and I added the image and some direct stamping around the edges. Top left is an acrylic paint sandwich background with the images stamped directly onto the background and the bottom is my leaf style adirondak colour layering background, again the images have been stamped direct using stazon ink.

If anyone in the swap has any preference please let me know as soon as, as they are going in the post tomorrow!!!!

17 comments:

hilmof said...

Stunning Sam No6 and No7 for me please :):)

hilmof said...

Sorry 6 and 8

mommabear said...

They are all fantastic Sam

LazyKay said...

Blimey girl, you've got a move on!

These are great, I think I like the middle set best, then the top ones and the bottom ones last.

I never manage to get the stamped direct to card after making a background thing right tho' so well done!

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Sue said...

Wow, Sam. they're all amazing. Love the way you've created th etop ones. Can't wait to receive mine :) xx

Shaz said...

these are fab sam, well done

Andrea said...

WOW Sam these are fab,the backgrounds and images look great
xxxx

Femmy said...

what a great collection Sam!! love all of them!!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Sam I love these.. the first set has such great texture .. love the vibrant colours on the third set.. love them all really .. well done x

Chris said...

I love the texture you've achieved with the gesso and texture paste, Sam. Great work as always. :-)

Femmy said...

Hi Sam,
You have been tagged by me!! please take a look on my blog.

ju said...

They ae all brill!Such a lot of variety - impossible to choose a favourite!

Ang C said...

a fab set of skinnys

I have received mine this week and they are stunning!!!!

kathleen said...

These are great and the backgrounds are awesome!

Helena said...

Oh wow, these are amazing!!!!

altered geisha said...

If i was taking part I'd say sen me one fo the brightly coloured bottom ones!! preferably in GREEN!!
ps: Lovin the new look to the header on the blog!!

Mags said...

Great set of skinnys Sam, love them all!

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