Saturday, 23 February 2013


I came across a container of modelling paste a few weeks ago and couldn't resist.  I have never used it before and so obviously have a lot to learn...hence this week's post is about the most simple thing you can do with it.  To produce the image on the left, all I did was to hold (not even tape, although I probably should have done so) one of my old brass stencils on top of a piece of light card and spread some modelling paste over the top using an old credit card.  This was the result when the stencil was lifted off.  As you can see its a bit rough and ready but has a lot of potential.  I can't wait to try some other techniques!!

Saturday, 16 February 2013


Eyeshadows as a background for stamping
Here is another eyeshadow idea....using it to create a "sunset" background for these tree stamps from Rubbadubbadoo.  I like the softness of the result of simply stamping over the chalked (eyeshadowed) background with black pigment ink,  but I might try stamping and embossing for a future post to compare results.

Saturday, 9 February 2013


A nice easy technique for this week...simply chose three or more punches of the same shape but of a different size, cut one or two of each size, stack them (offsetting the petals) and secure with a split pin.  Gently shape the petals.  You can do this with your fingers after construction or, if you want a more shaped result, use an embossing or paper tole tool on a soft mat to add dimension before assembling.  Of course, option three is just to stack them up with no shaping at all, which can sometimes be most appropriate, especially if you are using it on a card that needs to be posted flat in an envelope

Saturday, 2 February 2013


But wait there's more....following on from the eyeshadow post of last week, I was delighted to find that the bronzer that came with the eyeshadow works equally well when brushed over an image stamped with Versamark ink!  It has a lovely metallic glow....