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18 January 2009

Remember ...

The Art Creations Friday challenge is to use the image provided each week to create something.

I found them & their challenge by following the link on Chris Slater's blog (Rubbaluvva) & was totally inspired by her entry.

This is the image for this week's challenge.

I used a transfer technique (which is why the image is reversed) onto wet acrylic. Not sure if it worked properly, but I liked the effect.

I painted the base with acrylic paint (Lake Mist Dabber by Ranger). Whilst the paint was wet I burnished the printed image & left it to dry. A quick blast from my heat gun (to make sure it was thoroughly dry), then I spritzed the paper with water & began to gently rub off the paper, leaving the image behind on the paint.

I swept over the ATC with a thin cover of Distress Ink (broken china) & added a few word stickers by K&Company.

I stamped over this with an Anna Griffin swirl stamp using Archival Ink (Jet Black).

I coated the surface with clear gesso, both to add texture & to knock back the shine from the word stickers. Once dry, I added the finishing touches; highlights using an opaque white Inkssentials pen, pearls, a white eyelet & organza ribbon.

I like the soft faded misty feel to this piece.


  1. That is really lovely Daisy xx

  2. What a lovely image and clever you for reversing it! I think you have captured the nostalgia of the image with your words and I like the way you have used the swirl stamp.

  3. Stunning!!!!! Everything about it is just beautiful!! x

  4. This is a beautiful piece, Daisy. I love the colour and the embellishments. Glad your transfer worked - mine never do. LOL

    I didn't know you could get clear gesso, I've only seen black & white.

  5. PS Forgot to say thanks for the link to my blog. :-)

  6. I love the soft faded misty feel to it as well Daisy! Absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Gorgeous ATC daisy, I love it! xxx

  8. REALLY gorgeous. Love the whole flow of it- great composition. Love the soft feel of it all....brilliant.