I used two of my Thomas Kinkade stamps for the focal images. You can buy these gorgeous stamps here: http://www.cornishheritagefarms.com/kinkade.php And be sure to check out their forums for helpful tutorials and techniques for using these very special stamps.
I stamped the TK images on 90 lb. hot press watercolor paper using Versafine Vintage Sepia, cut them out with my CM oval cutter and then added some shading for better definition with my blender pen and Close to Cocoa Craft ink. I then applied two coats of Glassy Glaze and did the cracked glass technique, and layered them onto Chocolate Chip cardstock that was stamped and embossed with detail clear EP using the Linen background. The images are popped up on dimensionals.
One of my favorite vintage color combo's is Sage Shadow and Close to Cocoa, so I chose the Sage sheet from the Enchante designer papers for the outside coasters, and the fleur-de-lis sheet for the divider coasters. I applied Royal Coat decoupage finish to the paper with a foam brush to adhere the paper to the coasters, and also as a topcoat for protection. Before the topcoat step, I sponged the edges of the designer paper with Classic Close to Cocoa and used my fluid chalk Dark Brown petal pad to darken the coaster edges.
Registered: June 7, 2005 Location: MA/NH border Posts: 13427
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 @ 9:44 AM
Linda, this is so beautiful! The colors are just wonderful; I love that everyone here is so generous to the rest of us in creating these tutorials and passing them on. Thanks to all the creators involved that led to this beautiful piece!
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Registered: April 8, 2006 Location: Burlington, Ontario, Canada Posts: 1880
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 @ 6:22 PM
This is absolutley breathing takingly beautiful. I especally love the vintage look. You have done a wonderful job! I am going to take a look at the tutorials and maybe try my hand at making one. Thank you for sharing your tips and the tutorials.