This card is for Anthony who had a very bad accident. You can read his story on Teapot Tuesday's Forum.
I tried Zindorf's technique using the brayer and masking. I did the beach in SU's sand ink and used an SU stamp called Wonderfully Worn for the speckled look in the same color. The water is SU's Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue brayered, the sun is So Saffron and Apricot Appeal that I bled into the water and lightly around the sun once I lifted the mask. The sky was done with Bashful Blue very lightly. The shell was a technique I learned from SU demo. I took a piece of white craft foam and heated it, then quickly pressed my stamp onto it and held it until the foam cooled. The impressions didn't show up very well, so I took some Copics and touched it up. I added Diamond Stickles to the water to give it a shine and raffia with buttons my mom gave me and called it done.
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011 GMT Views: 348
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 87230
Sat, May 21, 2011 @ 6:08 AM
I think your foam shell looks great. It's a long time since I've used foam for stamping in - I was only thinking of it recently and now that you've reminded me how good it can look I'll definitely have to give it a go. The raffia adds a great seaside feel too.
Registered: February 21, 2007 Location: Bucks County, PA, Just north of Philadelphia Posts: 17604
Sat, May 21, 2011 @ 9:37 AM
WOW - I had never heard of stamping into foam before so you have opened up a new world to me - Really impressed with the way it looks and will definitely try this one - Thanks for making a card for Anthony!!
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Registered: April 23, 2006 Location: Looking For Teapots! Posts: 59933
Sun, May 22, 2011 @ 9:03 AM
Oooh! I am loving the look you got here! Its awesome! And that foam thingy you made is awesome! I love the look of it...it sorta looks like clay or something! How cool! You did good! Anthony will be tickled to receive your wonderful card! You did good!