Monday, April 7, 2008

Ever use Stampbord?

I bought a couple of packages of Stampbord a few years ago from my then LSS which has since closed. I saw a demo and thought it would be fun to play with. They are different shaped clay tiles that can accept almost all kinds of medium from dye ink and acrylic paint, to alchohol ink and watercolors. After making one of these clay tiles, and proceeding to drop water on it and create a blotch on my finished item, I pushed it aside and forgot about it. Recently, the Enabler, was asked to teach a class using the Stampbord which made me want to give it a try again. I pulled out this old tile I made and decided to fix it up.

The tile was inked with Distress ink in Fired Brick using a foam square. I rubbed it on to the tile until smooth leaving it lighter in the center and getting darker as I went to the edges. The image from Ducks in a Row is stamped in Black Stazon. I then used a scraping tool, in a tool kit made for the Stampbord, and scratched out some highlights around the flowers and the face. I used Lipstick Red Copic marker for her lips (appropriate!) and some pearlescent chalks on the leaves and flowers. I added the dew drop right where the watermark was and viola, my image was complete. I was really happy with how it came out and decided to seal it with Crystal Effects. While I love the shiny finish, the lacquer actually dulled the colors. It made the white highlights turn a yellowish and just about completely wiped out any sparkle from the chalk. The sentiment is from Hampton Arts and all paper panels are inked with Fired Brick. The patterned paper is from K&Company.
I thought it would be nice magnet so after I cut the cardstock for the mat I added self adhesive magnet strips to both the cardstock and the back of the tile. This way the receiver can remove the tile and stick it right on the fridge!
While this isn't exactly what I had hoped for I like it none the less. I made another one with brighter colors and a different sealer and that seems to have worked even better. I will post that one some time this week.

7 comments:

Velta said...

What a great card/gift!!! I love the colors...You are so clever :)

Flossie's Follies said...

this is beautiful, love it.

Ila said...

This is just Beautiful!! What a lovely gift!!

SmilynStef said...

I know I have some of this that I've never tried. Can't wait to see your next creation ... this one is beautiful and I Love how you attached it to your card.

Joan and Amy said...

Wow, this is a fantastic idea...I would love this magnet on my fridge. Fantastic job. Joan

Carolyn King said...

Wonderful job--I love magnet cards--they are the gift that keeps on giving! Yours is beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

Wow - this is great Danielle! I love your image and how all the techniques you used on it - I don't think I've seen this stuff before - Love the DP on your card and the sentiment too! Wonderful project!