Oooh, I loooove Christmas, all the preparations, the decorations and the fact that I can add as much bling to artwork and get away with it LOL For this piece I have used the brand new Steampunk Bauble stamps - aren't they just F A B!!!
I started with some Gold Nuggest TSS metal - you can any colour you want to to match in with your festive colour theme, which was popped onto black card with Humungo Tape. I stamped the baubles with Black StaZon, giving it a quick zap with a heat gun to set the ink. Next I used a teflon tipped refining tool (TSS) and added little indents all around the cogs inside the baubles and then used a scootchy tool to make a nice edge for each one. These were then covered with Black Dabber, which was wiped off with paper towel whilst still wet - this just ages the metal nicely and the paint sits in the bits you have refined.
The base of the canvas was covered with Terra, which was stamped into using background stamps, heat dried to make it warty and then painted with Traditional Tan, A Dash of Red and Sable Brown Claudine Hellmuth paints. Once these were all dried, I used some Perfect Pearl mists - Heirloom Gold and Forever Red, spritzing and heating to dry them. These added a load of bling which doesn't really show in the pics. Finally, I used my favourite applicator tool (my index finger LOL) and popped some Inka Gold onto the bobbles on the canvas to highlight the contours. I added Idea-ology Ball Chain for the baubles to hang from and a Memo Pin and Charm Clip for the sentiment. Thanks for looking! TTFN