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Monday, 15 July 2013

A little exbeariment

Well howdy pardnerrrr, it's Horace here in my cowboy suit to try an idea from May's Craft Stamper magazine.

For once I had the exact distress inks that the project called for, although it wouldn't really matter if not.

I found an Alice stamp, donated by our lovely cub when she was moving and stash clearing.

I stamped it up in the bears' own inimitable style, straight onto the journal page, in Stayzon ink.

I then covered the image in our new magic masking fluid....

Covering all the bits of the image that I didn't want to distress.

Next, I took some cut 'n' dry foam, and applied my distress inks to my page, in a rather haphazard manner. I didn't have to worry about being careful around my masked image, or did I????

I spritzed some water (in fact, lots of water) over the distressed pages.

Then heat set the inks. Ooh now I really look like a cowboy with my (heat) gun.

I mixed some texture paste with a little green acrylic paint

and splodged this through our Dylusions mask to add some texture to the page.

After adding more random stamping I peeled away the masking fluid...... To reveal.......well PAH, it hasn't done its job. I wonder, was I too impatient to get creating, and not leaving long enough for the masking fluid to set properly? Or did I rub too hard with the distress inks, thereby rubbing off the masking fluid as I created? Hmm.

Not to worry, I just stamped my image again and cut and coloured it

I got there eventually! It's all a fun exbeariment, isn't it?

Alice is deciding whether to have a drink or not.

When she does, she shrinks to such small proportions that the bottle becomes enormous!! I found a rub on sentiment 'it's the little moments that make life big'. It seemed to fit this page rather well.

With love from the bears


  1. FABULOUS - I love the way the background came out. :-) Looks like the ink spread under the masking fluid !!
    Great save though and she looks brilliant. A lovely creation and your outfit is FABBO :-)
    IKE xxxxxxx

  2. It's great! The background turned our very well! I love it!!!

  3. Fabo background - the bears are a great advocate for Craft Stamper! :)

  4. So clever to have the two bottle sizes, and that is a mad crazy Wonderland background. The only time I've tried anything with masking fluid it didn't really work either - can't remember what, now, but I remember being cross! Great save with the re-stamped image, and the pages look great.
    Alison x


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