Monday, 25 April 2011

Just mucking around with ink and stamps

Oh and a bit of wire LOL

This little torso has been on my to do list for rather to long.  Finally yesterday it's turn came.   Painted the torso white Gesso and then using Big and Juicy inks stamped it with Creative Expression 'Vintage Sewing' and clear embossed it.   Then got to work on it with DI inks which wiped down to pastel shades, the clear EP resisting them entirely of course.    Used some back ground stamps given to me last year, with yet more DI, left to dry and then wiped off the EP.   After that the piece was given a blast of Glimmer Mist.   Do not know what is in that stuff but it rather knocks the colour out of anything already on the surface, so mopped and dried that then went back in with the DI base and re stamped the background stamps as well.

Using a wax candle rubbed areas of the top and bottom prior to painting them with Dauber Bottle Green.   Allowed that to dry and then wiped off the waxed areas, the wax being a paint resist.   Stuck a small pin cushion to the side of the base and then plaited some wire to make the hangers with.   Added a ribbon sash gave it all a coat of Mod Podge Gloss Luster and it is done.  

The girls at Sparkles Forum Challenge are a great friendly bunch and this fortnight their theme is Anything Goes, so am entering this there.

The Stamp man also has a Resist Challenge this fortnight thought this fits that requirement as well.  LOL


  1. WOW!!!! This is fabulous. You could even use it as a ring holder or small pieces of jewellery.

  2. oh zoe hun this is just brilliant love love what you have done with the torso,brilliant hun hugs cherylx

  3. WOW Zoe this is stunning. Love how you've tried out different things on it and kept going backin with your DI's!!! Great aren't they!!!

  4. Really fantastic Zoe, love it!! Hugs Valerie

  5. Hi Hun,

    I love this, very clever!!!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Huggies Angel

    hope your well xxxxx

  6. Hi Zoe!
    Should I faint now or later? When you wrote the comment, I wondered, "Did she make a torso?" And, indeed, you did! Wow, I love all your techniques--and the pin cushion is brilliant! A beautiful creation, indeed.
    Don't you just love torsos?

  7. Hi Zoe I love this it's just fantastic I especially love the colours you have used. What a great piece
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

  8. This looks great!

    Thanks for joining us at SFC

    Hugs, Lynsey xx

  9. Oh Zoe! This is just sooo lovely! It may have been in the queue for a while but you have really done this piece justice my lovely! xxx

  10. This is just fabulous Zoe, what a girl, like a terrier with a bone - never give up. Oh so worth all the effort, just love the colours and the resist techniques are fabulous for the stamp man challenge this week. Thanks for playing and taking part.
    Hope you had a great Easter weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  11. This is lovely, Zoe... perhaps the perfect pearls mists would not knock out the colour so much for you... its fab

  12. How many techniques do you know ?puts my 2and a half in the shade Its so lovely and really like the little pin cushion at the bottom.


  13. Great project, love the 'alternative' resist used, it looks fab :D
    StAy InKy
    hUgS MiNxY


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