Sunday, 17 April 2016
Play-day? What's all that about, I hear you say - well, in my head anyway! I'll tell you sweet friends! First, I want to say, I hope you are all having a lovely Sunday! I have decided that Sunday's are going to be my 'play-day' from now on, I have had such a ball today *warning, this post will be long and picture laden!
First up, I want to share the experiments I have been doing with the 'Melt It' powder. Those of you who follow my blog will already know that I have been making my own 'dew drops' and tried to colour them using Brusho powder. Now, I had a modicum of success, but, it took so long to mix with the 'Melt It', that I tried some other methods of colouring it.
First up, I thought that mixing the Brusho powder in with the 'Melt It' powder dry would be better than sprinkling into the melted 'Melt It' like I did before . . . I was wrong, it didn't mix very well at all. This is what I ended up with.
As you can see, the powder mostly stayed as powder, you can see the specks.
Next up, I thought I'd try 'Tinsel Gold' embossing powder, which is a glittery gold EP. This too was a fail, the gold EP just burned. This is what that looks like.
Bit of a mess, but never mind, I'll save them for a shabby chic or grunge project.
Next up, was Bermuda Bay re-inker, which I dripped into the melted 'Melt It' . . . well, what a mess!! Don't try this at home, when they were set, I picked them up and I ended up with a beautiful shade of blue . . . . HANDS!! This is the results.
The final experiment with the dew drops (by now I was fed up with it) I mixed in some, lilac opaque EP that I have had forever, I don't usually use coloured EP now, preferring instead to ink my stamp with Versamark, then ink it in the colour of my choice and then stamp (the Versamark helps to keep the ink sticky) then emboss with clear EP. This experiment was a little more successful, but I do not intend going out and buying a load of coloured EP's just for dew drops. I intend to just make clear ones from now and, as they will lend themselves to any colour anyway! Here are those.
As you can see, they turned out OK. I also have the 'dripping speed' down pat now and get nearly, all perfectly round ones! The trick is to just keep moving your hand as you drip, I had hardly any misshapen ones, to re-melt!
The next thing I 'toyed' with was my 'Hand Lettering' and another card made with the small stamps (not such good stamping this time, but hey ho) . This is that card.
The final thing that I made was this card, that I had hand lettered, 'hello friend' on, and made the card up around it. I need so much more practice! My problem is, I doodle words on scraps of trash paper, and like the look of it, try to replicate it on a card, and make a hash of it . . . being too careful, I think, makes for a shaky look! Anywho, here is that card!
So, what have you all been up to today? I really enjoyed myself, and now I have a load of catching up to do on my commenting run!! I hope your week is wonderful! xx