Sunday, 25 September 2016

Thoresby Plaque

Upcycling using stamps

As you may have gathered by now you don't just have to make cards with stamps and a trawl round the pound shops usually provides some sort of base for a project.  This time I've chosen a large plaque with a raised heart in the middle.

I started by painting the base, added grunge paste in places and stamped the Thoresby stamp into this.  In other areas I've added structure paste and some bead gel to create a lovely textured frame.

Once this was all dry I painted it with Decoart Media Fluid Acrylics - Prussian Blue Hue and Quinacridrone Violet - and dry brushed to highlight the texture.  I've also added some Treasure Gold in Pewter for more highlights. 

For the central heart I've used some card sprayed with Totally Turquoise Ink and some Ultramarine Brushos.  I've silver embossed the Thoresby Square and inked the Large Thoresby Stamp in purple ink.  As a feature I've triple embossed the Thoresby stamp in silver on a heart shaped piece of chipboard and added a few words from the You are my Rainbow set. 

I really enjoyed making this and hope you like it.   Don't forget to leave a comment and pop back later to see other projects from the Design Team.   Also check out the Inkspired page on facebook for more projects.

Elaine x

1 comment:

Helen Sidwick said...

Wow what a transformation! I'd never of thought to pick something up like that and modify it! Lovely design and loving the vivid blue x