Strictly speaking, todays box
isn't a box ...............I know.......
think I've been bitten by the
Mad March Hare ......!!
Get ready for a truly gorgeous
project from Craftyfield
"I know decorating glass can be daunting
but these plates offer creative
possibilities that had me very excited!
Having 2 sides to play with means that
you can use Archival inks to stamp and
alcohol inks to colour, for example,
but also create foreground and background
independently without having to worry
about painting around your motifs.
The kit unpacked.
The back panel can be painted with acrylic
or, once gessoed, could be stamped
and coloured to create a suitable background
to the scene.
For this project I took a shortcut
and used patterned paper.
I stamped my fishes (Paper Artsy Hot Picks)
with Archival ink and embossed with clear
Embossing powder first, then I overstamped
and embossed with both clear and Silver
powders to create the look of scales.
The algae have been stamped with Versamark
and embossed with a green embossing
powder to which I added a sprinkling of
darker powder for variation.
I painted the back of my fish with DecoArt Extreme
sheen to add both opacity and shine.
I used the depth of the 3D plate to place some
shells on a "sandy" surface but one could
add one or more layers of acetate hinged over the
back panel to add more motifs and create even
more depth in the scene.
If I were you I'd grab these gems whilst
you can, at this price they won't hang
around for long!"
Love this project Craftyfield,
thank you very much
A fuss free fish tank with your
own choice of fish - this is