Saturday, 6 June 2009
One that got away! Well almost!
If you read my blog you will know that I had a Stamping Up workshop recently. As a little thank you to Maggie, our demonstrator, I made a little coaster using the "Summer by the Sea" stamp set that I had bought from her previously. I'd seen some over on the splitcoasters website and fancied having a go. I bought a white marble tile from Tops Tiles for about 60p, not sure if they charged me the right amount, I though they were supposed to be about 80p. I stamped the image with a jet black impress dye based ink pad and then used my copic markers to colour the image. I then sealed this with artists fixative spray. This seemed to make the colours bleed a little bit, but gave the impression of a very loose watercolour painting. Overall it was quite a pleasing effect. The fixative does seem to have made the image waterproof as the black ink did not run when I put the tile under running water...have to say that I didn't rub it hard just in case!
So why was it the one that almost got away....well, silly me, I forgot to photograph it before presenting it to Maggie. All is not lost as Maggie photographed it and put it on her blog. You can see Maggies blog here
If you love SU products, I hope you will pop over there and see some of Maggie's work.