Sunday 25 September 2011

What no Acrylic paint? …..Me??

I had such fun yesterday demonstrating at Coleman's Craft Warehouse in Rushden Northants and without the aid of my beloved acrylic paint!
Distress, Archival ink and keeping it simple was the order of the day using products from Adirondack, Tim Holtz and Teresa Collins.

Before I continue can I just say a big thank you to all the fantastic staff who looked after me so wonderfully  and kept me supplied with tea!
Also a big hello to all the lovely people who joined me at my table during the day.

My first hurdle was to produce simple rusty steampunk tag's with a hole punch, distress ink, card stock  and no Acrylic paint! I used Rusty Hinge and Walnut Stain distress ink combined with my Flight of Fancy stamp set.
The tag on the right has a smaller tag added using Tim Holtz's Halloween Haunts Kraft Resist Paper Stash, I really enjoyed using this paper, its fantastic!

Halloween Haunts Kraft Resist Paper Stash

As Halloween is approaching my gothic set proved very popular,  so many people commented on the fact that they can be used all year round,  this is something I often have in mind when designing stamp sets.
I have also used the Halloween adornments from the Ideaology range on the tags below.


Tim holtz ideaology Adornments Halloween

Next up are a couple of tags using my Simply Angelic set, this set was designed in memory of my wonderful sister Kim.
She absolutely adored cherubs, angels and flower fairy's, at Christmas time her home would be completely filled with them!

I very rarely use designer papers but the Teresa Collins Christmas Home pack is a very easy-to-work-with, adaptable product with some lovely damask papers included.


Finally the Word Up set combined with the splat stamp from my gothic set, a taste of good old urban grunge!

I have to admit it was nice to keep everything simple for a change and just use inks but I do have a pot of acrylic paint in front of me and it has with my name on it!……. get ready for my Steampunk  camera!

Have a great Sunday


  1. well you did a good job on those considering its ink and paper ;) Love the first two in particular and the little tag on the tag.
    now it just shows you that its not the materials but the talented hands they are in that makes the item look good.

  2. Lovely Projects Andy...particularly love the first 2....thank you for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog about my card I made using your Winters Tale stamp set it was very much appreciated.



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