Monday, 28 May 2012


Spraying the Luminarte Radiant Rain and Perfect Pearl Mists on to the Decor Plates or the Mountboard Cut-Outs is very different to spraying on to blotting paper.
The surface is not absorbent at all, so the sprays pool and create more of a marbled effect.
Below are some Mountboard Cut-Outs sprayed with some of the above ink sprays. The Cut-Outs were dried using a heat gun to speed the process. They were then stamped with some of my new Floral Duet stamp designs. The butterflies and dragonflies were stamped on to inked blotting paper and cut out.

This tag has been inked in the same way, stamped and a flower torn from stamped blotting paper. The fern is from Prima, sprayed with the Luminarte Radiant Rains. Liquid Pearls for the cosmos centre.

Friday, 18 May 2012


This Decor Plate features Sheena Douglass's Lilac Paint Fusion stamp set and my new Butterflies.

The background was made with alcohol inks with the new white as the top layer.
The leaves and lilac were painted as per Sheena's instructions in the stamp set.
The butterflies were stamped over blotting paper which had been coloured with Luminarte Radiant Rain Mists.
 The antennae are artificial flower stamens glued between the Decor Plate and the butterfly body.
The border was stamped with one of my Edger designs.

I am entering this in the Craft a Scene Challenge.

Sunday, 13 May 2012


Some more textures created using blotting paper, Luminarte Radiant Rain Mists and Texture Mats

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Blotting Paper, Luminarte and me Part 2

Once coloured and dried, the blotting paper can be textured using embossing folders and the Cuttlebug (or similar). I have a lot of Texture Mats so I wondered if they could be used to give texture too.
I placed the wet, coloured blotting paper face down on to the Quilt Texture Mat, and pressed the paper into it. It took a while but the result was would be nice on a card for a new baby.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Blotting Paper, Luminarte and me

There are so many of these spray inks...plain, pearly etc., and it's amazing the different effects you get on different papers and card, but I've never been very happy with the finished product.
I wanted a more blended look and decided to try blotting paper, Luminarte Radiant Rain and Perfect Pearl Mists...with pleasing results.
Because it's so absorbent lots of water can be sprayed to blend the colours with out the ink rolling off the paper.  I have a large piece of blotting paper underneath the sample one and I also spray it with water before the inks to flatten the paper.
The blotting paper has a fabric feel to it as well.

These samples feature the sprays and my new Cape Daisies Duet stamps.

The above samples have been made as follows:
1. The dry blotting paer was embossed with the open Cape Daisies stamp and clear powder.
2. The paper was sprayed with water.
3. Pink Grapefruit Luminarte Radiant Rain Shimmering Mist was sprayed over the paper along with water
    and then dried over a radiator (which is surprisingly quick).
4. The single Cape Daisy Duet stamp (the solid one) was embossed with clear powder.
5. Pewter Shimmering Mist was sprayed in patches over the paper along with water.
6. Perfect Pearl Mist (white pearl) was then sprayed to give extra sparkle and the paper dried.
7. A bit of Wine and Roses colour concentrate (Luminarte...I've been putting mine into spray bottles) was
   dabbed with a stencil brush in the flower centres.

I have some of the Luminarte and Perfect Pearl Mists in stock, please e mail me for details.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Acetate, Glitter Spray and me, Part 2

Here are some more design using the acetate, Brilliance ink and glitter sprays

This is a new stamp design...Cape Daisies Duet, stamped with Pearl Rust brilliance ink on to inkjet acetate (rough side) and then sprayed with Crafter's Companion Glitter Spray.

This is another new design...Cosmos Duet, same technique but with silver glitter spray.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Acetate, Glitter Spray and me!

I've been doing a lot of experimenting recently in preparation for the Port Sunlight Stamp Festival next week.
I like acetate and I'd already found the Brilliance ink stamps nicely on the rough side of acetate for inkjet printers. It dries well and the pearl shows throught the acetate.
I wondered whether the Crafter's Companion Glitter Sprays would dissolve the doesn't!
Here are some of the results...difficult to photograph unfortunately, they look a lot prettier in real life!

The butterflies are from the Butterfly Duet range and I used Brilliance Pearl Chocolate, Crimson Copper and Pearl Sand Beige. The outer butterflies were sprayed with the Gold Glitter Spray and the middle with the Irridescent Spray. (I have these sprays in stock, also Silver, but not on line yet...please e mail me if you are interested).

These designs are from the Heartistic Butterflies and Heartistic Geranium sets, sprayed with the Gold and Silver Sprays.