Saturday, August 18, 2012

My Favorite Techniques

OMG, where did the week go, i can't believe i missed the last SSS Challenge, which was extremely stupid on my part as i had just few moments to spend, yet i spent that watching the TV… the week flew by without even telling me, so i got stuck on things that are unnecessary, talk about great time management!!!

this week is a great challenge, as its all about showing off your favorite technique...but i'm stuck with many, and had trouble figuring out what to do…since there are many ways to present this, i'm not gonna choose just one… but many… so i created this card with 5 techniques i love!!!

first up, the wings: the large wing in the way back is crackle paint, i have inked it with distress ink to give it more depth (or shadows)…
the medium wing is gold embossing powder, with a distress inked background - i love how perfectly embossing ink work, giving the perfect touch… 
the small wing is all about one of my old techniques, chunky glitter (i used this many times in the past… so glad i could use again now)

the heart is textured with gesso and then colored it by playing with alcohol inks… and put a little touch of gold glitter for glimmer… don't you just love the effects of it…

one more, don't forget the background, this one is another favorite,  tim's spritz and flick from compendium of curiosities 2 

the wording "you are heavenly" came out of the label maker, but i didn't just wanted to keep it black as it didn't match the whole style of the card, so i added caramel alcohol ink and grudged it up with sanding paper, so i should say, by accident i learned a new one, which will become a favorite, i'm sure!!!

when i photographed this card, i couldn't believe, the antiquated look… it looks so cool!!! anyways, here goes!!



  1. Very cool techniques on this card! Love the spritz and flick background. It's always a winner in my book! :) I really like the fact that you're not afraid to experiment with different textures and techniques. Love the crackle wings and the gesso and alcohol ink heart. Alcohol ink will work on any surface that is non porous. The label looks really cool altered with the caramel and sand paper! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. A beautifully tactile piece - I love it!My favourite parts are your wonderful sandpaper and the background! I had the same trouble as you did trying to think of ONE favourite technique - how difficult is that??!

  3. Beautiful! I love that (indeed) antiquated look!