Friday, 19 July 2013

Face to Face

    Hello everyone! Here is a new creation for you....I actually made it quite a while ago - but Artistic Stamper are doing Ladies day this month and well, this seemed to be very appropriate!

        I got some mini paper substrates from PaperArtsy and I love you know from my 'Little Things' creation I really like using these - they can take a lot of punishment - I love things that will withstand a lot of re-painting and sanding down (just in case of the rare error....ok...the 'not so rare' error!)


I recently got some of the Gibson girls stamps - these are so beautiful and I couldn't resist making something straight away.

 While looking on the PaperArtsy site I found a technique of stamping on tissue paper (which I had done before) but the new aspect was painting on the back with Fresco paints. So I stamped these images onto tissue paper using Coffee archival ink and painted the back of the tissue image with Vintage Lace Fresco paint.

This meant I could apply the images to a dark surface but the faces will be pale. I also stamped some text here and there in coffee archival ink

 ..............and of course couldn't resist a bit of crackle effect as well!

     I had just got some new Fresco paints in several shades of brown - so used these to cover the hanging and dry brushed different shades around the faces to make them blend in.

My treasured pot of Treasure Gold came in handy here for a lovely gold edging.


    Hope you like it! Thank you for being here and I hope to see you all again soon

     I would like to enter this for the following challenge -

   Artistic Stamper - Ladies Day


  1. Stunningly beautiful creation Laura - love the Gibson Girl images and the colouring techniques. Fabulous!
    Sylvia x

  2. I love the subtle hauntingness of the faces they are floating in a beautiful. I would love to have a go at this technique.
    Dot x

  3. Clever idea and it works well!!

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  4. Beautiful project Laura ! Love how the faces are seeming to appear from the night. Gorgeous ! Sue C x

  5. Gorgeous project. Love the paint techniques you used for the beautiful images.
    Yvonne x

  6. I love the way you used the tissue paper painting technique to give an effect of pale, glimmering faces - really beautiful. Julie Ann x

  7. The ladies are awesome here! Love the tissue for texture as well!

  8. Fabulous make the images.

    Annie x

  9. No-- I don´t like it!
    I LOVE it!

  10. This is gorgeous Laura. These ladies are stunning.
    Well done you.

  11. It's absolutely beautiful and what a great technique, definitely one to try
    Rosie x

  12. Wow it really looks like a fog around those faces, you may make errors but the are never seen in your finished art piece, you're sweet to share yours, shows we all make mistakes. Those stamps are gorgeous, yikes I looooove this tech. on the tissue, it looks fantastic, well every step you did is wonderful, it's a gorgeous make, I love your little things too....Thanks for sharing, have a great week..

  13. Lovely! Not only do you make such beautiful things, but you get me thinking with the explanation of "how" it came to be. nise


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