Sunday, October 16, 2011
ATC - Apples with Shimmer
Wish I could tell you what manufacturer made this stamp. It is distributed by Greenbrier International Inc.and I might have bought it at The Dollar Tree or some other discount stores for maybe a $1.00. I painted the apples with Distress inks Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick, Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss. A Copic marker was used on the stem. The letter "A" had to be stamped on the front of the ATC for a trade on SwapBot.
To paint with Distress Inks, first take the stamp pad and press it onto a non-stick Craft Mat. If you don't have a Craft Mat, use glass or your acrylic stamping block. Spray mist with water. Take a paint brush and paint!
I love the Tim Holtz spray misters - perfect light spray. I have never used a better mister in my life. After I glued my cut out painted apples to the background, I applied Glossy Accents to the apple with the letter "A" on it, let it dry, then sprayed everything with a mixture of Perfect Pearls (green) over the background, waited and then lightly misted the apples. The sheen is just gorgeous. The apples look quite realistic.
That's why I couldn't wait to post a second post today - well, tonight!