Friday, March 18, 2011

playing with RUBBA...

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It all began with rubber stamping...and ten years later and I still love stamping! I've gotten away from making greeting cards over the years as I moved into paintings, mixed media collage and assemblage. But I always come back to my first love, rubber stamping. To send a hand made greeting card makes the message extra special.

I love layers in my cards. This one begins with the card itself, which I sponged on ink and then stamped with Versamark and added mica powder. I then added a layer of gold Hanko paper. I distressed the edges of my next layer, the purple. The top layer I embossed with gold embossing powder. The stamped grape image I painted with watered down mica paint.

3 comments:

Jingle said...

Lovely!

Kelly said...

I was at that party and each time I see another piece of art from you I smile! What is mica paper?

Elizabeth Parsons said...

mica paint is a watercolor paint with mica powder in it so it give off a nice subtle shine.