Saturday, October 24, 2015

Day 24 of 31: Amplified Crow

Good day to you! It's Day 24 of the Smeared & Smudged 31 Days of Halloween! Today, I am officially posting on Stampendous' behalf, and I think (hope!) that you will like my project. It uses a couple of wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and some fun products from Imagine Crafts.

I started off with the Mosaic Swirls stencil, taped to watercolor paper. I took 3 colors of Amplify from Imagine Crafts; Electric Yellow, Electric Orange and Black, and I swirled them around on top of the stencil. I followed the pattern of the stencil a bit, but I wasn't too careful about it. When I felt like I had enough coverage, I used my Paste Spreader to push the color through the stencil and on to the paper, just like you would with embossing paste. I had to go over a couple of areas 2 or 3 times, and I did that with my Palette Knife. When I was satisfied with the coverage, I lifted the stencil off and heated my paper. And that's when it got really fun! I love to watch the Amplify puff up as I heat it! The Amplify becomes soft and squishy...I love that stuff.

Look at that great texture! Then I moved on to my Raven. I used Glossy Black Embossing Paste for him, as it is a nice contrast to the background. I only embossed the raven and the ball he is standing on. I didn't want the weather vane portion for this card. I added some Silver Crushed Glass Glitter to the ball for more shine and texture, Once he was dry, I fussy cut him out. Next, I worked on my "Boo."

I stamped the "Boo" by using the Vintage Lowercase Alphabet set.I used Stamp 'N Bond, and then applied Orange Micro Glitter from the Fall Micro Glitter Kit. Around the edge, I used Aged Silver Embossing Powder from the Silver Frantage Encrusted Jewels Kit. I attached my 3 components to a black card base, and called it completed. This was great fun to make. I'm hooked on that Amplify paint. Please remember to visit the rest of the Wicked Bloggers, all listed in my side bar. Tanks for stopping by. Have a spooktacular day!

16 comments:

Squiddy said...

That amplify sure looks like interesting stuff

DonnaMundinger said...

The effect of the Amplify is just AMAZING! So cool that you combined the fab Halloween colors for that cool swirly background. You sure look like you had fun with this. Love it! xxD

valscraftings said...

Great project with all those swirls and colours!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE the psychedelic swirls!! Pretty colors and the Crow is regal!!! TFS!

Sarah Bales Strom said...

This is really cool! I see why you like the Amplify paint--looks like a lot of fun to play with!

Sari / Granne said...

Fabulous frills and love the dark black raven.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is such a great scene. The background is stunning and spooky.

Mary Holshouser said...

The stencils make a great background.
Love this
thanks for sharing
Illinois

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

WOW, I love how this turned out, what fun patterns and textures and the colours and the bird, just gorgeous!

Gloria said...

Great card. Would love to see a demo of that being made.

Susan Salyer said...

Beautiful! Love the texture the colors and especially that awesome raven.
Hugs

Carol said...

WOW the amplify sounds great fun - my wish list is growing! Fab project x

Alison said...

Good idea! Maybe I'll make a step-by-step tutorial! Thanks!

Alison said...

Good idea! Maybe I'll make a step-by-step tutorial! Thanks!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the background on this! Just fabulous!

Stampendous said...

Get OUT! Love the Amplify with the stencil. That's such a great texture! Thank you for sharing in the 31 Days with Stampendous!