Thursday 22 February 2018

Friendship by Suzy Loudon

Hello crafty friends. Thanks for popping back. Today I have another layout to share.

To begin my layout I dropped some Rust Artist Ink on my craft mat. I gave it a good squirt with water. Then using my scrunched up piece of cling wrap I ran it through the ink.

 Using my cling wrap I stamped my page,

I did the same thing using Walnut Artist Ink building up the layers.

Once again I used this technique using Soot Artist Ink.

Here is a picture of another layout using the same technique. However I used much more ink and it was  more solid coverage.

I prepped my photo by backing it with box cardboard before matting it on black card. Then again backing it with box cardboard giving it lots of height.

Using my finger I rubbed Leather Colour Paste around the edges of my page.

I then spread Heavy White Gesso through a stencil.

I then moved onto my embellishments. I used Leather embossing Powder on some chipboard that I later cut up.

To colour my white flowers I dropped some Walnut Artist Ink onto my craft mat. I sprayed water onto the mat as well. Using my paintbrush I ran it through the water then mixed it with a small amount of Artist Ink. Painting my flower with a light coloured coat first. Then I mixed the water with more Artist Ink making a deeper shade. Dabbing this onto the outside edges of my flower, the darker shade was drawn down the petals. Repeating this with more ink maker yet a darker shade. 

These are my finished flowers.

After the Gesso was dry I did some random stamping with black ink. (It wasn't as dark as I would've liked...time to re-ink my pad I think)

Using my Rust Artist Ink I painted some hessian leaves.

I painted my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

It was time to assemble. I added some micro beads, glass beads, some more flowers  & some jute ribbon along with my prepared bits. 

To finish off I covered my photo and gave the page a splash with some watered down Heavy Black Gesso. And I was done.

Here's a few close ups...

Thanks for stopping by for a look.
xxx Suzy


  1. I like the way you started out with cling wrap... nice effect... and your detail shots at the end really help to see how you combined everything... very nice... as always Suzy... :)