Thursday 16 January 2014

January Sketch Challenge

Materials used:-
Clearsnap Rollagraph Jumbo wheel-
Define It (26176)
Clearsnap Moulding mat- Deco Nautilus
Rollagraph cassettes-
Ancient Page Coal Black, Mandarin & watermark
Stampendous extra thick  embossing powder & detail gold
1.5" plum punch
2" label punch
Frantage Tea Stain mica flakes
Textura Cardstock pad (Tropical)
Hairy Manilla card
7mm pale gold organza ribbon
Copper mirror card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:-
Time to get back to Woodware's  monthly sketch challenge & I really felt the need to "step outside the box" & do something completely different this week. So....... I got out my Utee (ulta thick embossing enamel), my moulding mats & my Rollagraphs all of which tend to get a bit neglected for a lot of the time.
I started by creating a background on a Hairy Manilla DL sized card blank using the Rollagraph, the watermark & Mandarin ink cassettes just randomly rolling over the entire surface. I rolled the background orange panel using the mandarin ink & the sentiment panel using black. 
The fun part comes with the moulding mat! Lay it onto a heat mat face up & apply some Versamark over the entire surface (this stops the enamel sticking& makes it easy to remove). After melting some clear UTEE (I used a Melt Pot) I added some jade ink & a little detail gold to give a slight  marbled effect. Pour your molten enamel onto the mat & spread quickly & thinly. Wait until the enamel has cooled & carefully peel away from the mat. This is your "Ooooh!" moment when you reveal what you have created! Of course if you're not happy you can always re- melt.  
The flower was made with the plum punch & given a coating of clear enamel (you might want to think ahead before you add any colour)& the tag was dipped into the green enamel.
I finished by adding some Mica flakes to the card design & to the centre of the flower. 
 Here's the sketch!

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