Saturday, May 28, 2011
Drunken Stampers Conjure Up Some Magic!
Well, our Spike is now MRS. Spike, and apparently there's quite a story behind the Las Vegas wedding of our Drunken Stampers co-founder! While she and Jeffrey honeymoon, Peg recovers from the lingering effects of her whirlwind trip to Sin City, and Tash suffers from with sympathy hangover, Tracy and I are holding down the lounge and hoping you'll join us for our "Magic" themed challenge this week!
I think I might have de-vigin-ified a Virgin Mary stamp for this challenge (I have no idea where I got that stamp...). Now she's a crystal-ball-reading gypsy under the full moon. I think she can seriously rock the scarlet and magenta robes, and the blue eyeliner, well, it's a fortune teller kind of thing.
I used a Kitchen Sink Stamps triple-step moon for this, first stamping and masking the gypsy, then stamping the moon in progressively deeper colors of gold Adirondack Dye Ink (Lemonade, Sunshine Yellow and Butterscotch) and then masking that before I went completely nuts with paint and embossing powder. There's all kinds of stuff going on with the background: Adirondack Pitch Black paint, Lumiere paints, Liquid Pearls, a few shades of Stickles... and Golden Glass Bead Gel. That's some cool stuff...have you ever used it? It's gel medium with tiny, clear glass beads mixed into it. For the weird, super textured effect here, I globbed it on, let it dry about halfway, sprinkled it with several colors of Adirondack embossing powder and some metallic silver embossing powder, then heat gunned it until it boiled and bubbled and the powders melted into it. I don't even want to think about the toxic fumes I created.
The crystal ball is an Idea-ology Fragment tinted with Alcohol Inks, with a little transparency face behind it. (Her future looks bright, in case you were wondering... ).
Enough about me. You've got to check out the gorgeous Magic Wand that Tracy created for this challenge! And, once you're sufficiently inspired, come join us! We're looking forward to seeing your magical art, which you can link up at Drunken Stampers anytime before midnight next Friday.