I was in love with the distressed copper look of Prima's patina pastes and have been dying to try it. I cast a frame in resin from a mold I made. I covered the frame in gesso then the patina past and absolutely love the final look of the frame. It looks like it's been sitting at the bottom of the ocean for about a hundred years...so cool! I did a background with distress oxides/Inks splattered with some water. I wanted to contrast the overall distress look with some sparkly flowers but kept them in the same color pallet, these are Heartfelt Creations Delightful Daisies colored with Zig markers and then a little Spectrum Noir sparkle pen added on top.
This may be one of my most favorite things I've made in a while, it took hours to bring everything together but I love the final result.
I have a few new Heartfelt Creation stamps and dies after visiting the Heirloom Stamp festival in Allentown, PA this past weekend. I water colored the flowers with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors after embossing them with black embossing powder. I used a variety of pink Prills for the centers. The background is a mix of distress oxides and distress inks in pinks, reds, and browns. I thought about adding a sentiment of some kind, but I liked the overall look and placement and think it does fine without one on the front.
I was curious to try out these new inks. I had seen some videos with Tim Holtz demoing them at CHA 2017 and they looked intriguing.
They do give a kind of chalky appearance but dry very quickly and when combined with Distress Inks I think they give a really great look with lots of depth and interest. Here I combined Broken China, Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio, and Faded Jeans in both Oxides and Inks. I used the Inks more like highlights, adding them in very small areas. Once I had blended them I splashed the card with some water. On top of the background I stamped Hero Arts layered Koi stamp set using Versamagic chalk inks.
I love the final look of the card, the distress Inks and Oxides give it such depth, it almost looks 3D.
Kevin S. Devine
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