Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Designs by Ryn Day 2

Today I am posting the second of the two cards that I made using Ryn Tanaka's stamps........
..... Designs By Ryn
I used all the same ingredients that I used yesterday, just a different stamp and a slightly different technique. Today's stamp is SKU CM-F1 African Daisy

1. Stamp the African Daisy on the aluminium with black Stazon ink. When dry, use a pointy stylus to outline the image, don't forget to lean on a foam mat for this, it will make life easier and also give a deeper impression.

2. Flip the metal over so that you are working on the back and use the stylus to hammer some texture in the centre of the flower.


3. Still leaning on the foam mat, use a paper stump to puff out each of the petals of the flower.

4. Working on the front of the metal again, use the pointy stylus to scribble a doodle, this makes a fabulous textured background.

5. Use an embossing wheel to add a decorative border, this will also flatten down the edges of the metal.

6. Take a tiny paint brush and cover the background with black acrylic paint.

7. Using a clean dry brush, I painted some Aquamarine Treasure Gold on the petals of the flower followed by Spanish Topaz for the centre of the flower. I then randomly blended both these colours on top of the black paint.

8. I used my sewing machine on a zig zag setting to attach the metal to some fabric that I dyed with Rusty Hinge Distress Stains and added a few bits of ribbon and lace for the finishing touches.

If you have not had a dabble with metal before and would like to give it a go, the one thing to bear in mind is that you will need stamped images that are crisp, clear with nice open spaces that you will be able to enhance with the techniques that I have shared with you. Designs by Ryn are perfect for this, hop on over Ryn's website and take a look at the lovely designs she has on offter.

11 comments:

Helen said...

It is so lovely to see your 'scribbly scribbly' work again!!!! Love this.

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card and gorgeous colours.
Margriet

Rebecca said...

Ooo love this one too, just amazing your work always makes me smile :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Sue C said...

Both cards are gorgeous Lin, the Treasure Gold on the ink and metal looks fantastic. Sue C x

Brenda Brown said...

Mmmmmm love these.
hugs {brenda} xox

Gillian .... said...

Enjoying seeing your metal flower art again, what a fantastic card Lin, more colours to add to my Treasure Gold list lol. x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Lin, another gorgeous card! Love the metal work :) Thanks for making such great pieces with my stamps!

finnella03 said...

Again lovely Lin, and thanks for all the instructions, as an aide memoire. Rachel

chris'nlinda said...

Oooh Lin! Just caught up with your blog following a wonderful session adding to my LOVELY altered Art book! Now I want to get back to metal art! These really are beautiful - what a showcase for Ryn's gorgeous stamps. What an Artist you are!:)

Trish said...

Another beauty! I have been busy making backgrounds with material and layers of paint (re: your previous posts), now I think I need to do some metal work again...
Thanks for all the inspiration!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous!!!