Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Silver Elephants

Hello lovely people!  Its been an age since I had a play with a metal sheet so  really enjoyed making up these elephants :D

Using Crafty Individuals stamp - Sweet Elephants and Swirl - I stamped the elephant part onto a metal sheet using Archival Jet Black Ink and dried it with a heat gun.  Put the sheet onto some foam and go around the lines with a pointed tool.  Turn the sheet over and go around the inside of the lines with a paper stump.  Turn again (right side) and go around the outside edges with the paper stamp.  You should now have a raised elephant.  Turn over and fill in the indentations with Glossy Accents and cover with a scrap piece of paper/card. (you can see that the one on the right should have been filled higher)  Leave to dry, preferably overnight.

Meanwhile, using PaperArtsy Fresco Paints, colour the canvas using fingers and brushes till you are happy.  Stamp a script stamp randomly.  Stencil some Squid Ink through the Tando Creative Dotted Star in some areas and thread rub some Treasure Gold Silver roughly around the edges.  Cut around the elephants and attach.  I also added a die cut strip of metal.

This is certainly a different way to use your stamps.  Here is an altered tin that I did way back in 2010.  The heart and lettering were stamped and embossed before having the 'treatment' like above.

Thank you for popping by, take care XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Woodware Metal Sheet - Silver
Crafty Individuals Stamp - 351 - Sweet Elephants and Swirl
PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paints - Squid Ink, Beach Hut, Pumpkin Soup and Very Berry
Tando Mask: Dotted Star
Shapeabilities Lace Doily Accents
Treasure Gold - Silver
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black


BJ said...

Love your ellies. BJ

Kath said...

Oooh, this is so clever, Karen. A lovely piece of work.

Angelnorth said...

Sweet way to use the elephants, looks great!

Dawn said...

Awe this is adorable sweetie, fab techniques for a gorgeous finish.
Huge huggles x x x x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous Elephant canvas Karen just had to pop in and say so love it!


Coco said...

I'm totally in awe and in love with that !!!... (And your works in general haha!). good night sweetie, Coco xxx

Traceyr said...

Your elephant wall hanging is wonderful Karen and so glad to see their trunks are up for good luck.


Anonymous said...

Fab elephant wall hanging Karen. I do love elephants..x

Kaz said...

Gorgeous Karen I love those elephants xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Karen, This is just gorgeous, I love the background and silvery ellies on front!!! Perfick!!!! :D xx

Hazel said...

Those elephants are wonderful - love them. x

nefertiti said...

I'm in awe of your silver elephants Karen!!!! I think is my favourite project of you!!!!!!!