20 January 2014

out of a comfort zone

Sometimes Vicki sends me some stuff which I don't know or even have never heard about. This time it was Ranger Foil Cardstock.

I really didn't know what to do with it. It is shiny and slippery...it only means one...gesso, acrylic paint etc. will be easy to scratch. And it's true! I checked some acrylic paints and inks.

Ok...what now? I'm sure alcohol inks will be great for it but I haven't got any. How to make a texture? I haven't got embossing machine either but I found embossing powder in my drawer.

I used Stampotique Original stamp which is made from a good quality rubber and it's harder then acrylic stamps. I won't be able to smear it when I will push it too hard. I used Ranger Archival Ink for stamping. Than I applied some RangerDistress Paint. But...it won't be waterproof and I like waterproof things especially on slippery background. I mixed Liquitex Glazing Medium with yellow acrylic paint and applied it on a pink paint. Glazing medium gave transparency to the yellow paint and made my 'Heads' waterproof!

I wasn't sure this mirror-like look of the cardstock it was too much for me ;) I applied some ClaudineHellmuth Black Gesso and then using a tissue I removed some of it. It gave me some brighter spots. Still I wasn't happy that's why I used more embossing powder.

The result...





I was pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It's not my favourite project but it was really great fun to experiment with new products.

Magda x

7 comments:

Lottie said...

Wow - I love this tag. When I have seen this stamp before it always made me think that it was a bit 'creepy' or spooky looking. But the colours you have used and the way you have stamped it - the faces look cute and innocent

Just goes to show what a good imagination you have

Jaine Drake said...

I'm loving this foil cardstock, it's great. Love the tag it's fabulous Magda.

Corrie Herriman said...

Wonderful tag, Magda ! Doesn't look as if you were out of your comfort zone !
Corrie x

Caroline said...

Would not have known this was outside yr comfort zone... Really imaginative!

Caroline said...

I would not have known this was outside yr comfort zone....
Really imaginative & the stamp is cool in a slightly creepy way. Great result :)

isisimaginings.com said...

That is wonderful!

butterfly said...

It has a wonderful grungy look - love how you improvised around to find how the foil fitted your style.
Alison x