Hello Stampers! As you probably know, it's the 2nd Anniversary of The Artistic Stamper's Creative Team Blog, and to mark the occasion, we have lots of giveaways this month.
Each member of the team has chosen some stamps to work with in August, and those are the stamps you could win, just by leaving a comment on our post, or on our personal blog posts. You can see my blog post HERE.
Here are the Seaside stamps that I have chosen to use...
And here is my first piece of art for August...
It started off life as an Altoid Mint tin!
To begin, I separated the lid and base, and gave them both a good two coats of Studio Black Gesso, inside and out.
I stamped the swimmer from Seaside No. 1 plate onto a Stampbord domino using Archival Black Ink, and coloured her in with Distress Inks, and a waterbrush. I used Peacock Feathers and Brushed Corduroy. I used clear UTEE to double emboss the image, & whilst the UTEE was still molten, I sprinkled some Macarena Beadazzles in the bottom left corner.
Returning to the tin lid, I used a palette knife to apply a thick layer of Viva Ferro on the top. I squished the stampbord piece into it, then set it aside to dry thoroughly.
Once dry, I applied some silver Viva Gold all over the outside of the tin to accentuate the texture. I used Glossy Accents to glue pearl beads around the image.
I made a little starfish, using gold friendly plastic in a mould, then applied some blue Viva Gold onto the texture. I used a glue gun to stick the starfish to my tin.
Thanks for looking, and don't forget to leave a comment here & on my own blog, to be in with a chance of winning the Seaside No. 1 plate.