This was fun! I made this for the Techniques Challenge, TLC48. I always like Michael Strong projects on HGTV, and this is a really good one. Finally, I used some of the magazine pictures I've been saving for a couple of years, AND for the first time used this cute little fishy from Little Layers. The fish were stamped onto a picture of a sunset and cut out - I did take Shadow's previous advice and glued them onto cardstock before cutting them out. I may have cheated on this technique because I didn't use a black background (used Night of Navy), used stamped vellum over the dark background (brayered Blue Frost spectrum on the back), and didn't stamp the fish on the vellum layer first before layering the cut-out ones. But, I like how it turned out, except I wish the words and shells showed up a little better. BTW, I changed the "W" in "Wishing" to "F" in the greeting. In the middle cluster of three fishies, the middle fish is popped up on one dimensional and the front one is on two. I used the stampa-ma-jig a LOT on this project.
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 GMT Views: 6436
Stamps: Little Layers, Swirl Style wheel, Birthday Greetings, Straight Up Alphabet, Along the Shore, PSX Sea Shell Border
Paper: Apricot Appeal, Night of Navy, Vellum, gold foil from envelope liner (for bubbles), picture of sunset from magazine
Ink: Versamark, Brilliance Galaxy Gold (for stamping wheel on vellum), Blue Frost spectrum pad
Accessories: Versamarker (omitting for the shells), gold detail EP, foam brayer, non-SU dark blue EP (to color silver brads), 1/8 inch hole punch (for bubbles), stampa-ma-jig, dimensionals, 1/4 inch square punch
Techniques: faux cloisonne, omitting (for shells), 3D