Saturday, August 16, 2014

Friends Forever

We all have the one friend that we would call in the event that we needed to bury a body need someone to share a secret with.  I love that this stamp says that, but in a sassy way.

I was at Michaels this weekend and they were clearing out acrylic paints for $0.75.  I figured I'd grab a few just for the heck of it and see if anything came of it.  Well, I started playing, and here's what I ended up with.  I cut up one of our sponges into 6 pieces and used them to apply the three colours I have here (pretty much Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, and Old Olive).  I like how the paint gave a little more body and texture than just sponging does (though sponging is one of my favourite techniques).  Since the medium is thicker than ink, I could leave it in the pattern that the sponge applied it in rather than blending it to make the colours transition into one another.  I'm really quite pleased with the result.

After I let it dry (sped up by using my heat tool on low) I used black embossing powder to add the stamp over top.  This would be really pretty using vintage colours and Early Espresso embossing podwer as well.  Hmm....  Maybe I need some more paints....


  1. I must say, you are fast becoming an enabling force in my life when it comes to paper crafting! I really like this sponging technique and now I think I "need" this stamp also. I love the results!

  2. Aw shucks Barb - you've gone and made my day! (Re-read this statement with Southern drawl) I am more than happy to enable a fellow junkie/crafter like myself. ;)