Sunday, June 7, 2009

Finally ....

I've been trying to finish the pages in my clipboard from the fabulous weekend in Texas at Ten Seconds Studio. At last I put the finishing touches on it today .... its full of different techniques we learned there and things I've just played around with on the metal ... discovering along the way.

This is one of my favorites. The grapes are a stamp that I scanned and enlarged, traced onto tissue paper, then onto the metal. After the embossing was done I colored the grapes and leaves with several colors of alcohol inks. I used a water brush filled with blending solution, all the while wondering if this would be the perfect application for the new Ranger pen ... which I don't have one yet ... then used black acrylic paint to highlight the detail. I tore the metal to get the rough edge, then hashmarked the entire background. The grapes are "puffed" out for more dimension.

The wine label is a Club Scrap stamp with black paper and cork matting.


  1. HOLY TOLEDO!!!!!!!!!
    I'm impressed!

  2. STUNNING! I have the pens, and they are awesome!
    My watercolor pens were OK, but you have a whole lot more control with Tim's pens.

    Use one with just the Blending solution to "clean up" the colored metal when sanding doesn't get it all off.