Monday, 8 September 2008


This week's challenge at Wednesday Stamper is to make something transparent - which sent me back to a technique I sort of "discovered" a little while back. I'd read something about stamping on tissue paper, so had a go and by trial and error found you could use Mod Podge to paste the piece onto a background, giving a see-through effect.

The background is made with Distress Inks, then stamped with the Latin text. I stamped the Ammonite (by Anita's) onto tissue paper and coloured it very gently so as not to tear the tissue . Then I pasted Mod Podge onto the area I wanted to cover, and gently laid the tissue over, adding another layer of MP to seal. The same technique was used with the wording - a Paper Artsy stamp. I love the way it's see-through but ever so slightly opaque, and you can see the torn edge of the tissue.

The little bug brad was an afterthought that just seemed right - I was thinking about history and artefacts and it sort of seemed like a fly in aspic or that kind of thing. I found these brads in a sale and KNEW they'd come in for something eventually!!


herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous, love it.

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is gorgeous.
Wonderful style.

Jaqi said...

How lovely Rosie, What is Mod Podge? I havent used that before, and where do you buy it? Cheers Jaqi

Sanja said...

absolutely gorgeous,Rosie!!

Kaz Scrapz said...

Beautiful ATC and fab technique - thanks for sharing :-) - there is an award waiting for you on my blog xx Karen

Chris said...

Just catching up on my return to blogland and what fab atc's you have created...and your bird it's beautiful!!
Chris xx

LazyKay said...

Beautiful piece and the images really suit the transparent theme/look.


Debbi Baker said...

A beautiful result Rosie! I love using tissue paper too. Do you use serviettes/napkins as well? They work really well too.