Thursday, 10 December 2009

Getting inky!

I've not had much chance to get inky for a while so I thought I'd make up for it and really slosh the stuff around when I did manage to grab a short crafty session a few days ago!

I smooshed three Distress inks onto a non-stick sheet, spritzed with water and dunked a chippie ATC directly on there to soak up the colour. Vintage ledger lines provided some interest and then the rest is just overstamped in black with various images from the same set.

Those gear wheels are done using a technique I saw on Julia Andrus' web site - triple emboss a die cut shape and while the embossing is still warm (but not too hot - watch your fingers!) rub some Perfect Pearls on there. The Pearls will bond to the molten embossing powder and give you a great metallic sheen - I used Heirloom Gold powder over black embossing here.

Dots of Glossy Accents over the letters of TRAIN made them look a bit like buttons on a control panel, I thought.

So while I had the set out, I thought I might as well make full use of it! I made these fridge magnets by die cutting circles from stamped images, sponging with ink and covering with Glossy Accents. When dry, I flexed them a bit for a cracked glass effect and then stuck them to magnets.

Stamps for both projects (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Train Timetable set (Baltimore & Ohio Railroad line - releasing Tuesday 15th December)

ATC additional supplies:
Vintage Ledger Scrapblock
White chipboard ATC
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo)
Versafine by Tsukinkeo (Onyx Black)
Glossy Accents
Perfect Pearls (Heirloom Gold)
Gears #1 die (Thincuts by Accucut)

Magnets additional supplies:
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)
Glossy Accents
Classic Circle Nestabilites by Spellbinder

Thanks for stopping by, hope you are finding time to craft too!


Darlene said...

WOW this is fantastic! LOVE the colors all smooshed together ... really gives that retro look ... you are so clever!!
Congrats on the publications! I always get a thrill out of seeing a name in the magazines of someone I know ... great job!!!

Karen said...

ooooo I love this!!!!! The colours are fabulous XXX

Unknown said...

The colours on your tag are delicious and those fridge magnets are inspired ... am I allowed to pinch that idea ... they really do look good X

Hels Sheridan said...

This is FAB and I love those magnets...brilliant x

Traceyr said...

Love that ATC Joanne the colours are gorgeous. :)

Jean Franks Beck said...

WOW!!! Looooove these projects, Joanne! Glad you found time to get inky!

Gez Butterworth said...

Both gorgeous projects Joanne. Looks like you had great fun. Love the cogs. Must remember to give that a try in the new year. Nice to see you found some time to get inky. Well deserved me thinks.xx

Effie said...

Love the fridge magnets... what a great little gift idea.

Hazel said...

You are such a clever crafter - love coming and seeing all your fab work x

Carol Plume said...

gorgeous Joanne! I love a good swoosh around with the Ai's you never know what you're going to get!!

FAB idea with the cogs will have to go and have a look at that one...xx

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fantastic....those fridge magnets are fab