Katherine's Dabblings

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Gothic Arches

Have joined a Gothic Arches swap on a forum and these are my first two attempts. The Mona Lisa one is my first attempt at masked stamping. Easy when you know how! Duh! The base was coloured with alcohol ink rubbed around. The other is just a stamp and coloured with pens apart from the face which is watercoloured to give a more natural effect. Both really simple but I like them. You know what they say, "simple things please simple minds". That's me! Lol!

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Chess Board

I saw these stamps on Ebay but was outbid at the last moment. It wasn't you was it? Lol! Anyway, once I'd seen them I had to have them. As you do! My trusty friend Mr Google located them for me and this is my first play with them. It's a magnetic notice board that I alcohol inked. For some reason when I stamped the chess squares, the ink lifted the alcohol ink. No matter; quite like the effect. The larger chess pieces are fimo and the smaller ones are shrink plastic. All the chess pieces have magnets attached so all the pieces can be rearranged.