Sunday, August 17, 2008

Free download from Gypsy Rose Paperie

Checked out the site this morning and there is a wonderful pair of vintage ladies available for a download (thanks GRP) so, rather than worry about the possibility of a tropical storm affecting us come next Tues and watching the boring weather channel, I played with the images. This is just one of them. I printed it out on a sheet of Jacquard ExtravOrganza silk and, before I peeled off the backing, I painted on Stickles, Lumiere paints and Krylon ink in gold with a small tipped paint brush and edged the image with the same.

I made some faux watercolor paper with chalk inks on vellum. I learned this oh so pretty technique from Regina, the owner of Owl and the Pussycat Stamp Store in Ft. Myers in a class I took from her about five years ago. It remains one of my favorites. I tried the same technique on glossy paper and loved it too. I ran the glossy version through my printer for the "Thinking of You" and embossed it with gold. The vines and swirls are a K & Co. rub on, cut to fit and then painted over in places with Krylon gold.

Off to play with the second image. Hope everyone has a great day!


Pam in Moncton said...

Very pretty!

di said...

Love that affect.