Thursday, June 28, 2012

Paddling Down the River

1 oz Creative Paperclay's Delight
Terri Sproul Mixer-Tanzanite Pearl (Blue Pearl)
Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer

Black Matte board 6x7 in.
Letraset Promarkers
Brilliance Stamp pad ink-Starlight Silver
Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint-Antique White
Black cardstock
Colorbök Scrapbook paper
Paint Brush

PVA Glue
3D foam dots
Black sharpie marker

Viva Las Vegastamps! used:
Tree Background
Steampunk Swan Ship
Life is Beautiful

I stamped my Steampunk Swan Ship image onto a piece of Delight clay that was left over from another project.  It was about 1/8 of an inch thick and already dried.  I cut the image out with a pair of scissors and colored it with my Promarkers.

I stamped the Trees background onto the black cardstock with Brilliance Starlight Silver and cut it out.   I cut out small areas for the background to show through.  (Sorry for the blurred image-that's my camera, not the stamped image!).

Turning to the matte board, I covered about 2/3 of it with a piece of Scrapbook paper.

Then I glued the trees over the background.

After mixing the Terri Sproul Mixer with the 3D lacquer, I painted the remaining portion of the matte board with a thin layer.  It dries almost instantly, so then I picked up a very small amount of Antique White acrylic paint and dabbed online the bottom of the trees.   Using a bit more paint, I spread it across the board to simulate icy water, leaving a darker area to imply depths.  

I applied 3D foam dots to the Swan ship and stuck it onto the matte board.  

I discovered something in this process.  Originally, I stamped 'Life is Beautiful' with the Silver Starlight ink over the Terri Sproul Mixer.  To my surprise,  I got a holographic effect.  If you held the matte board one way, you would see the text, but if you moved it even slightly, the text disappeared.  It was rather cool!

Unfortunately, I couldn't get the text to scan or get it with my camera, so I stamped the text onto some left over Delight and painted over the holographic text.  One of these days though, I'm going to play with that technique.

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Barbara Rankin said...

Love your work, as always, and this is no exception. Great piece.

Candace Jedrowicz said...

Really cool composition!

Barbara Moore said...

Beautiful piece Sandra! You did an amazing job as usual.

Molossus said...

Thank you all!