Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Stampotique Challenge ~ SDC # 198

There is a challenge going on this week over at Stampotique.  If you want to enter it is simple:  go to their site, read the rules/follow them, show your image off.  The Challenge is from Gez Butterworth and it is a simple one, use your favorite stamp.  My favorite stamp is usually my newest stamp.  This one is by Kate Crane called Angel Squared.

To make this I started with a postcard piece of watercolor paper, 6" by 4", that had a layer of gesso on it.  I do sheets of watercolor paper with an application of gesso on them, let them dry and then set them aside for future creations.  I applied StazOn Studio glaze on the paper with a baby wipe for the background, using Orange Zest and Spiced Chai to tone it down.  When this was dry I stamped off some other stamps randomly and then stamped my angel image with StazOn Jet Black ink and Kate's stamp.  I heat set this with my heat gun and then started coloring in areas with a Memento marker called Angel Pink.

The wings, shoelaces, band on the robe & the heart are edged with Bronze irRESISTible Pico Embellisher and allowed to dry.  For the gold dots, heart and shoes I used Gold StazOn Studio Glaze directly to the image and allowed it to dry.  I love the way the Studio Glaze can be watered down or used for a 3D effect.
When everything had dried completely I used a couple of Artistcellar stencils and some gesso to add more texture on top of everything.  Finally I edged the card with  Jet Black StazOn ink.

This could be used as a postcard or matted on some black cardstock and used for whatever.

Thanks for stopping by today, I really appreciate your visits and comments during this difficult transition period for me.  It looks like it will still be a couple of months before we're actually moved in and settled in our new location.  But it's okay, I travel with all sorts of art supplies!  Take care ~ hugs to you all~ Renee


  1. Lovely card Renee ! Great texture !
    Thanks of joining us over at Stampotique !
    Corrie x

  2. Love your sweet angel piece! I like how you've kept the whole design with light colors. The texture looks amazing. I haven't gotten into the texture pastes...yet.

  3. This is adorable Renee! Lots of gorgeous texture and detail. Love reading you how-to's!

  4. And, just when I thought you were done, you pulled out the stencils and gesso! Great texture and a great finish, Renee. I must admit to falling short on that last step more often than not, but you have shown me here what great texture and, therefore, interest it can add! Thanks!

  5. This is beautiful Renee, love the texture. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  6. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique this week :)

  7. Renee this is so beautiful and heartfelt. Just GORGEOUS ♥♥

    Thank you for joining us this week at Stampotique Designers challenge. Gez

  8. Fantastic colors and textures here Renee!