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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Playday in the Studio!

Today was a playday in the studio and I decided to have some fun with one of the techniques from Julia's new book, Paper Transformed. On page 53 there is a technique called: "Pearly Mottled Paper". I have to say this was probably one of the easiest techniques I've ever done. So easy in fact that I had to experiment alittle on my own. I decided to see what would happen "if". I followed Julia's directions except for two things: The card that looks like it is on fire, was dusted with the gold powder, then I spritzed again, and swiped it with a paper towel to see what would happen. I didn't like the entire card swiped at a angle, so I re-applied the gold to some of the areas and left the swipe marks in others. The second thing I did was the purple diamond card. I again followed Julia's directions, but this time while the card was still wet, I used a damp foam stamp to remove some of the ink, leaving behind the diamond pattern. These are awesome backgrounds and I will be using them to create some pretty unique and innovative charms for the challenge!


Rebecca said...

Cindy -- These are luscious! Yum, yum, yum! ‘Nuf said, I ordered the book.

Kim Veldt said...

Gojus! I'll have to add this one to the wishlist too!

Daria said...

These are gorgeous. I just ordered the book. Thank you.