Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Shells and Silks

Afternoon folks. Sorry I've been absent again lately. I've been buried in my craft room with some lovely new goodies and a tight deadline so blogging got left behind yet again.

But I can share these lovely new goodies with you now so hold on to your purse strings 'cos you are so going to NEED these. Sheena is launching Luminarte silk paints on Create and Craft on Friday and Saturday and they are fantastic. Up until now they've only been available in America but now we have them. They are shimmery and shiny and great for so many projects from altered art, journalling and card making. They can be put on any surface but clean up with water so are brilliant.

We have been playing with them with Sheena's new coastal stamps and here is my first sample.

The background has been stamped with the gloss gel medium and over painted with H20's and the shells are air dried clay. I pushed the stamps into it and then cut round with a craft knife. Once dry they have been coloured firstly with distress inks and then the Jade silk painted on top. It doesn't disturb the distress inks but changes their colour. Because we have been enjoying lovely sunshine today I think I managed to catch the effect for you.

I have had such a lovely time playing with these that there are lots of samples to show you so I'll be back tomorrow with some more. Don't forget to have a look at the rest of the teams blogs too if you get a chance, they have been creating some stunning things.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Crafting.


KimzKrafts said...

Oh Lisa! This is beautiful! I have been looking at the Silks colours and thought that the Jade was my least favourite colour. How wrong am I? Looks like I will be needing ALL of the colours. :-) Kim xx

Jill said...

Wow Lisa, these are beautiful - you always make these cards look so easy! Jill x

Hettie said...

Oh My Lisa! What a stunner of a card. Love those shells and the whole composition of the card. You are so clever!

Beryl said...

Looks like aother great product from Luminarte. Love the colours and your sea shells are fab.
Beryl xx

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous effect Lisa and stunning colour. I love the beautiful background too. Looks like we're all in for some real treats seeing the rest of your designs using these lovely paints.

Lesley Xx

Mrs.B said...

Just had to catch up on the new stamps and this is stunning. Love the effect you've achieved with the shells.
Avril xx

Sally H said...

Stunningly beautiful! LOVE it! Gorgeous colours too