Sunday, 7 October 2012

Isn't She Lovely, Isn't She Wonderful...

Linda at Studio L3  has us turning to page 59 this week in Tim's Compendium of Curiosities 2 , and that means that we're doing the Alcohol Ink Resist Technique. As Forrest Gump would say 'That's all I have to say about that' 
The ones on the left and bottom have been made using Tim's technique, and the one on top has been painted on the back with silver and purple acrylic paints. Whoops forgot to say that they are all glass microscope slides. They have been stamped with Stampotique Crow Line, and Halloween sets 1&2.

So, slides need a mailer to keep them in...
Here's the front, using the same images. The mailer has been inked in distress stains then had loads of UTE and Frantage powders and glitters applied.
Happy Daze stock both Stampotique stamps and the Frantage range.

This is the inside, with the slides in situ. IRL you can't see the glue so much (well I can't, but then again I can't see anything so much ) It's all been painted in silver acrylic, then stamped with more Stampotique stamps. My bats have been coloured in Dylusion ink in Graphite - I love this but I don't think you can get it anymore, so I'm quite mean with it!
And the back - my pretty is a combination of a skull from the Halloween cube, Prom Queen, and the lovely new Flying Heart. This and the Heart Vine are two new stamps by Roc Nicholas and I love 'em! Don't know why but I was whistling Isn't She Lovely all the time I was messing with this lol. Again lots of UTEE and Frantage, and a healthy dollop of Tim's Rock Candy Crackle. 
I had great fun making this and to me that's what it's all about.
I'm entering this into the following challenges. 
Studio L3  Alcohol Ink Resist
Pan Pastels - Altered/Recycled
Craft Room - Alter It
Happy Daze - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Thanks very much for looking x


  1. Absolutely stunning piece!! Love it - all about it! The colors and every little detail and material you added from your box of tricks ...
    Best, Suzanne x

  2. Gorgeous work! Love those stamps, and all the little owls and crows, and of course, the skull - right up my street! Valerie

  3. Fantastic. I would never have guessed they were done on glass slides You are so inventive

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Fabulous, love the glass slides!

  5. How much work has gone into these Sue! They are stunning, and so much to feast the eyes with. Hugs, Buttons x

  6. Wow these are really super projects.Thanks for sharing them with us at Panpastel uk.

    Kerry DT LEADER

  7. Very cool slides and holder!! And too funny with the song in your head!

  8. Sue this is gorgeous, thanks for sharing your altered halloween inspired project with us at PanPastel UK. x

  9. It's really stunning and HORRIBLE hi hi hi !!! Sure you has a lot of fun with it LOL! I can't try your technique because I don't own the "Compendium of curiosities", but I probably buy it one day, your artwork is beautiful in fact ;) Coco x

  10. Wow, so much detail, and a fabulous creation. The red on the slides is perfect for your theme. These mailers are great fun to alter. Thanks for joining in with our "Alter It" theme over at the Craft-Room.

    Maria xxxxx

  11. great job on the slides and their holder- love that red, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  12. Fabulous resist work Sue :)
    Von ♥

  13. Love the alteration to the slide the texture you have achieved. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Alter It" challenge! Wishes, Suzanne :)

  14. I really must have a go with these slide mailers. Your creation is fabulous, just love how you have altered this, and it's perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

  15. Stevie Wonder, I shall be singing that for the rest of the day! Love your slide mailer Sue, always love Stampotique!! Thanks for joining in with us at Happy Daze :o) xx

  16. This is lovely. I love things stamped onto glass and this is fantastic. Thank you for joining in the happy Daze challenge this month.

  17. It's stunning!I love it,so much work and it was worth it!

  18. Loving your slide mailer Sue and thank you for joining in the fun with us at happy daze, Annette x


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