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Still not over happy with it because of the
way I have put the digi stamp in the middle, it didn't quite
disappear like I wanted it to lol
The first few photos are close ups and then the rest
are the step by step, it's quite easy to do and the whole thing is completely
I have used the back of a canvas board, reason for this
is, on the front I had done the first steps but had put paper down first,
well when it got to the sanding it ripped terribly so I ended up starting again :-)
The bottom layer needs to be quite a thick coat so when your
sending you won't sand all the way to the board.
When dry add the next colour, thick in places and thin in other areas,
this means that when your sanding, when you get to the thick green
areas, chances are you won't carry on sanding further as the green is thick,
well that is the theory!!!!
Next colour thinly but in a few areas a bit thicker
Last colour black, but all of this wants to be a thin coat.
Next start sanding, it will be rather a touch job but it's worth it.
In some areas you may get to the brown board, but you just cover that over
with some black when your finished.
As you can see in some areas the board shown at the sides so
I covered it up with black.
Don't you just love that background.
Next I printed my digi stamp, I printed first on copy paper, then
went again with tissue stuck over the area that would be printed,
when I do this I use tape on the top and bottom and I use an inkjet printer.
Using tape in a laserjet, it can ruin the printer as these use heat
and well, lets just say that we have both and I learned the hard
way, luckily my OH was able to take it apart and get rid
of the melted tape!!!
Next I painted the back of the tissue tape
I put a layer of modpodge on my background
I stuck the tissue on top then went over all the background with modpodge
Last but not least, get your back ground paints (apart from black)
and start stamping. Because of all the layers you wouldn't believe that it's all flat.
Also the colours seem to glow and jump off the background.
Don't forget to go over the tissue with some stamping to blend it all in.
Right I better go, sorry this should have been up yesterday evening but I'm afraid my computer seemed to have issues again last night grrrrr. Going to do more virus scans, please updates etc to see if I can stop it glitching lol.
Happy Crafting :-)
Digi Stamp - Floppy Latte (artsy coffin)
Rubber Stamps - Tim Holtz (mini halloween, ultimate grunge)
Paints - Pebeo (violet, green gold, mandarine, black)