Shell & Anchor

Susan Robinson
June 19, 2018

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This is a Cuttlebug Shell Collage embossing folder from Provo Craft which I embossed in white card twice, cutting the large scallop shell only from the second one.

I used various Distress Stain Sprays to colour all. The large shell was coloured with Victorian Velvet, then I painted Perfect Pearl PP mist over it to give it it’s pearly sheen.

After cutting out and colouring dies of coral, wave, small shells and anchor, I assembled all onto card. The fish I cut out of frosted Shrink Plastic then shrunk down.

I applied some glue to edges of anchor and the 65 in number plate (I have numerous friends in that age bracket so I’m sure I’ll be able to find a suitable recipient for it). When dry and tacky, I laid gold Fab Foil sheet over to gild. I added touches of Stardust Stickles and some Liquid Pearls to various bits to highlight. Set aside to dry.

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Salty Seahorse

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October 11, 2015

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I love playing with inks and adding rock salt to wet inky paper can give some lovely effects. Watercolour paper is best, but any matt white card will provide some reaction.

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1. Spritz your white card with water, then ink sprays of choice. I have used Dylusions sprays Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal, London Blue and After Midnight. If your card is not very thick it may curl up in the middle causing the inks to run off. Just hold your finger on it when adding the salt or it will roll off too.

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2.  Add a small handful of rock salt. Table salt will not be very effective as the granules are too small to see much reaction. Set aside to dry.

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3.  When completely dry, remove salt. You should see small explosions where the salt has been. I used matt white card to demonstrate this technique as I forgot to take pictures when I made my original card below. For that card I used Bazzill Card Shoppe “Marshmallow”. It gave a better reaction.

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I think it looks a bit like coral polyps. Because I didn’t want to cover up any of the deliciousness, I stamped the seahorse with white StazOn pad onto clear transparent film and attached to card with dark blue brads.

 

 

 

Stamp used: Sketchy Seahorse 2722E by Stamp-It Australia

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