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!


Dawn T said...

stunning Arlene. So much shimmery and shine

Barb said...

This ATC is gorgeous, Arlene! Love the coloring and amazing shimmer!

Manu World said...

:) really amazing work!!!!