The technique itself was pretty easy, deciding what to do with the piece I did the technique on was hard! I stamped it with French Script and "aged it" and it reminded me of an old letter, maybe something that came off a pirate ship (ok.. wild imagination working). I really wanted to add an old skeleton key, but didn't have one. Searched for a clip art one, printed it, cut it out and used pearl ex on it, but it just didn't look right. I ended up doing a faux metal leaf. I still feel like it's missing something, but I've been working on this since the challenge came out yesterday and it's taken waaaaaaaaay too much time, so I'm settling for this! For the northern lights technique, follow this link: http://forums.splitcoaststampers.com...ad.php?t=88880
I might try another one, but will use different colors and go a completely different route! lol This looks so much better IRL. You can't see this shimmer of the pearl ex on the card, or the highlights I added to the leaf. The copper cord doesn't show up so well either.
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2005 GMT Views: 1670
Accessories: Pearl ex (non SU!) Copper ep, copper cord, Future floor wax, small paint brush, heat gun
Techniques: Northern Lights - Faux Metal
Difficulty (1-Easy 5-Advanced): 2
Registered: May 28, 2004 Location: My very hot stamp room, in Phoenix! It's a dry heat. Posts: 38763
Tue, Sep 27, 2005 @ 11:31 AM
I think it turned out beautifully! I too tried the technique substituting Mod Podge for the blue. It made a beautiful piece, but I didn't know what to do with it either. I think it looks like jewelry. Anyway, nice job. I love how yours turned out.
Registered: November 19, 2004 Location: Conn Posts: 9733
Sun, Oct 02, 2005 @ 12:58 PM
this turned out really good!!! I just tried it and I'm waiting for it to dry...this could take awhile. You're right I don't know how to stamp on this..mine is on black glossy and I'm not sure anything will show up. TFS!! Yours turned out very good!!
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Registered: October 29, 2004 Location: Coos Bay, Oregon Posts: 23281
Sun, Oct 09, 2005 @ 12:20 AM
All your time and experimenting was well worth it. Your card is gorgeous! It must be stunning IRL. I think your distressed look is just perfect for your technique piece. Thanks so much for sharing. Really makes me want to try this technique. Nancy