Sunday, 29 September 2013

Edwardian Elegance!

Well I have been having fun with paints and mediums this week! I was inspired by this gorgeous digi image of an Edwardian lady (Vintage Steampunk Lady 1 SKU 0001), which you can buy at the Scribble & Scrap shop  .

I decided I wanted to make it look as if the image was printed on to wood, so I used the techniques I learnt at my last workshop at Sugar and Spice.

I painted a piece of chipboard with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Chalk paint in Baltic Blue. Once it had dried I smoothed a very thin layer of their crackle glaze across using a spatula. Then I painted over the piece with Nougat fresco paint (at this stage you have to move quickly and in one direction as the crackling starts immediately and you can just pull the paint back off!)

I wanted to transfer the image so at that point I sealed the chipboard with some acrylic varnish spray. I printed the image on my mono laser printer tore around the shape of the image (tearing allows you to transfer more easily as it gives a raw edge to rub away) and painted it with matte medium. I placed it on to the painted chipboard, smoothed it and left it to dry (always reverse an image before printing if it has letters or numbers on it as it will be placed face down on the card).

Once dried I sprayed it with water and gently rubbed away at the paper. Eventually the paper came off leaving the transfer image behind, I like the fact that the image is rubbed through in some places as it gives a vintage feel and definitely looks like wood! I finished it off by rubbing some Treaure gold into the cracks.
To mount the image I embossed a piece of pearlised card rubbed with treasure gold, I then cut four border strips from Kraft card on my Cameo and added them and some blue pearls. A tulle ruffle finished it off!

At Scribble and Scrap the theme is always, "Anything Goes", and the prize is a massive £15 (OOPS! I put £10 but it is £15!!!)  to spend in the digi shop so why don't you join us? You have a fortnight to enter!

As an added incentive there i a 7 Day sale on now so click the image below to go to the shop :)

The code for the 20% discount is X5MV9MZHVU2G
The code for the 25% discount is 5QZWSYCNY3KY

Happy crafting!
Denyse x

Showing that a digi image CAN be put on thicker chipboard :)

I would like to enter this for the following challenges:-
Challenges and Candy Challenge #17 Romantic
Crafts 4 Eternity R143 Anything Goes


Lexie said...

Absolutely brilliant project Denyse! And thank you for all the information in the really shows just how much work you've put into it and it's certainly paid off.

The prize is a £15 voucher so even better! Yay.

Love this lady and your project.

jane stillman said...

A gorgeous elegant card , and I love the techniques you've used x

Andree said...

This is fabulous Denyse. It's a lot of effort, but the results are amazing and the Edwardian lady looks wonderful. You've mastered your new technique brilliantly x

Linda Simpson said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!! This is awesome Debe! I love what you have created with the digi.

Linda xxx

Lynn Whitehouse said...

Lovely card, love the idea with the with the wood effect and the side panels and stunning :-) xxx

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh wow that is a totally fabulous technique. It seems really labor intensive but the result is awesome.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Tracey Murphy said...

This is amazing - absolutely love the effect you have created with that technique. Fabulous!

JenniferD said...

Wow she looks Amazing! Some Awesome Technics you have used to get her Here! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenge!

Emily Shroom said...

Love the elegance and old world charm of this! Thanks for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges :-)

Brenda said...

Wow this is amazing! I love that border/overlay and your woman is awesome! I think you achieved your look of her looking like she was printed on wood!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

~ Jo ~ said...

Lovely vintage inspired project! Love your border and that woman is awesome! Thank you for joining us at Jo's Scrap Shack for our weekly FFC!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made!
Thank you for playing with us at "Izazovi i SlatkiĊĦi"!
Hugs, Andreja

Betty Boo! said...

Lovely card!

Thank you for joining us at Simply Steampunk Challenges

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

DonnaMundinger said...

Amazing! Love your technique. thanks for sharing with Simply Steampunk. xxD

Corinne said...

great technique... love it
Thanks for joining us at SSC

Kelly L said...

This is fab and great inspiration, thanks for playing along at JIC this week.

Kelly x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card, I like the image the design and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Digi Haven, Good Luck
Kevin xx