Thursday, December 5, 2013

Asian Thank You

A few years ago, my friend and stamping buddy Carol and I drove 3 ½ hours to get to an all day creative frenzy with Fred Mullett in two of his extraordinary classes:  “Spritz Me Baby” and “The Elegant Mess”.  Totally worth the effort, these classes were dreams come true for both of us.  Lots and lots of laughter, superb teaching, and we both came home with new ideas, enhanced talents, and some really usable artwork . . .

The semi-gilded lattice was made by dipping a finger dauber into a bit of VersaMark and just very lightly dabbing over various areas at random.  Then I scattered the gold EP over it and firmly tapped off the excess.  I was going for a textured rather than a smooth appearance and for the most part, that’s what I got.  Ranger’s Gold Embossing Powder can eventually become smooth if that’s what you’re after, but if you want to stop at a textured, hammered gold look, this terrific powder lets you do that.  It’s a staple in my stash for just that reason:  and as a hedge against running out, or God Forbid, a formula change that would “improve” what is already perfect, I sprung for the eight- ounce size and am probably set for life . . .

Cardstock:      Marcos Jute, Beckett Iceberg, Generic Purple          
Stamps:           Fiskars Mesh brayer, unknown Asian “Thank You” text      
Inks:                 Various sprays and stains from Fred’s class, Pilot Gold
                                marker, Hero’s Soft Brown, VersaMark              
Emb Powder:    Ranger Gold  
Dies/Punches:  Dee’s Distinctively Lattice 2            

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