Thursday, 14 July 2016

Kitchen foil... not just for cooking!

Hello there!  As promised, here I am with one of my favourite makes from Barbara Gray's last Claritystamp shows on Hochanda.  It was inspired by Emma Williams' article in last month's Making Cards magazine. 

I started off by mod podging kitchen foil onto a piece of 7" square stencil card.  Once dry, I ran it through my ebosser with one of the Savannah stencils. 

I started laying down yellow, blue and bright pink alcohol inks with a blending tool and blending felts.

It wasn't as vibrant as I wanted, so I dripped on the colours direct from the bottle.  That'll do!

I stamped the lions with black soot distress ink, then added some colour using the same alcohol inks with a blending pen.  This was a technique I first tried at one of Maria Simms' monthly Clarity workshops in Shrewsbury.

The detail below shows how the "mane" effect was created with oddments of ribbons and threads.

I edged the main piece with gilding wax and glitter, the mounted directly on black for impact.

I hope you like it.  Hopefully, I'll be back soon.  I would really like to share my mosaic bangle with you too.  Till next time.  Xxx 


  1. Fantastic, really effective xx

    1. Thanks Lisa. Really easy to do too. Xxx

  2. Love this Barbara - Will definitely have to try it! x