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Today I am Super Excited to share my Edgar Allen Poe wall hanging that I created for a swap with Viva Las VegaStamps and Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko.
I got really into detail with the picture taking for all the steps of this piece so grab yourself a cup of coffee and get ready for some inspiration!!!
Viva Las VegaStamps:
Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko:
Momento LUXE Black, Momento LUXE Teal Zeal, Momento LUXE Bahama Blue, Momento LUXE Morocco, Momento LUXE Pear Tart, Momento LUXE Dandelion, Momento Neon Electric Blue, Ink Potion #9, IrRESISTable gold texture spray, VersaFine ink in Sepia, Kaleidacolor in Caribbean Sea, Delica Silvery Shimmer Ink (BTW the Best Metallic ink I've seen, it is super metallic and amazing!!), Tsukineko sponge Daubers
Other Products I used:
4x6 photo paper, black cardstock, book pages, UmWow Studio Gears, Tim Holtz Metal Embellishments, Grunge board key, Glossy Accents, Washi Tape, Perfect Pearls (patina set), sewing Machine, Wire, Non-stick craft mat
Start by rounding up all of the colors that inspire you, (yes I played with a lot!! But all of the different Blues, Greens and yellows just play so well together!)
Starting with at least 2 colors push the ink pad onto your craftmat, then spritz with Ink potion #9
(be sure to leave some room between your colors so you don't contaminate your ink pads)
Drag your 4x6 glossy photo paper (or whatever you're using) through the misted colors
(note the more Ink potion #9 you spray on the mat the more your colors will run and give you fun marble like effects)
Next heat dry your background and add some irRESISTible texture spray in Gold
(set aside to dry, During this time you can make a few more backgrounds to play with..I did too!)
It should only take a few minutes to dry then back to playing!!
Next I added 2 more colors using the same process as above
Here you can see how beautiful it's coming together!!
I gave my piece a more weathered look by sponging on some VersaFine ink in Sepia in various places
Next I sprayed more Gold irRESISTable and quickly sprayed teh ink Potion #9 to get a fun runny effect
(While this was still wet, i dropped globs if patina Perfect Pearls on the piece to give more of a weathered metal look, and sprayed the with the ink potion #9 to really set them in place)
After Hear drying I added some of the Kaleidacolor in Caribbean Sea
(this is SOOO pretty with this effect, and it resist the gold!!!!)
(in order to stamp the Kaleidacolor in Caribbean Sea in my craft mat i pulled it to the edge of the table so the adjuster know would be off of the table, this allows the pad to set flat on the craftmat)
Ok, If you are like me and you made more than one background pick your favorite and begin stamping!!!
I stamped the Waybill/Invoice, then stamped the Butterfly Specimens in Momento Luxe Black
I also added some Washi Tape for visual interest
Next I stamped Poe in Momento Luxe Black, and used the corner of the Pad to "draw in" his shoulders
(you could also use a sponge for this)
you may also notice that I have cit my Poe stamp from the way he comes originally, fear not I kept both pieces so he can also be used with his original frame! :-)
Next I stamped the Pen Tips with Delica Silvery Shimmer Ink, and sponged over them with VersaFine Sepia (and you can see how super Metallic and reflective its here)
next I fussy cut all of the ones I stamped so I could see which I liked best
(I'm also showing you the backs so you can see it is really paper!! I just bent them into shape by hand)
Here you can see me playing around with the layout
(I think I like it just like this!)
I inked and colored the Gears, then added some wire for looks, To set everything in place I filled the gears with Glossy Accents and let dry on my craft mat overnight
While that drys I ripped the edges of my paper and distressed with the VersaFine in Sepia, and my sponge Dauber
I repeated this process with the book page and the black card stock backing
(I found It helps to adhere the book page with Miracle tape to the back of your project before distressing. Also only place the tape in the center if you intend to sew around the edges like I did, so it won't hurt your sewing Machine)
I stitched around my piece, glued the crown, wings, key and gear embellishments in place with Glossy Accents
(allowing to dry over night)
Here you can see the rich colors and how nicely the texture sprays resisted the water based inks
(Another Detail shot)
Thank you all for joining me!!!
I hope this inspires you to get out your inks and stamps and play today!