Saturday, 18 June 2011

I've been getting in a Mess!

I know I haven't blogged for a few days, but I haven't been idle. I have been creating a right mess and having a lot of fun. Every now and them I want to play and experiment. I  also felt it was time for my class to get down good and dirty. Boy! Did they have fun. I used photo gloss paper, cheapest I could find, it works fine. I used a mixture of mica powders, placed into  puddles of water, mixed and with a  paint brush, added both lansdcape wise and portrait wise, put aside to dry. This type of card  dries very quickly.Don't be tempted to use a heat gun, for after only seconds the film on the coated card will start to melt. Using the same method , I also used LuminArte powders. Other samples are with the solid mica watercolours from Cosmic Shimmer, and  H2O's mica paints. Also I used, Cosmic Shimmer Mists, a few Moonglow Glitz sprays. Most of the results are above, some I have made into cards. Here are a few:-

I am entering the fairy card into the Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog for Things with Wings.
If your now off to experiment, wear a pinny, a pair of rubber or plastic gloves, cover your work surface, relax, make a mess and have lots of fun. I did!
P.S. More of a different painting mess to follow.


  1. That sounds fun Caz and your backgrounds are gorgeous. There's nothing like a bit of messy crafting is there?
    Claire xx

  2. These look gorgeous Caz and the cards are just fabulous. Lovely colours.
    I've got very inky fingers here getting some background papers ready for my samples for a class I'm doing on Monday.
    Your technique sounds great so I might give it a go too. Love being messy!
    Hope you're having a good weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Hi Caz - your cards are lovely, I love silhouettes - Jacqueline xx.

  4. Great fun Caz. lovely backgrounds,its my favourite thing to get all messy with inks and paints

  5. Messy is've given me a prod to have a play - the cards are lovely

  6. Sounds like you had a super time Caz. Worth it, those backgrounds are Fab. Yvonne xx
    p.s. love the cards as well.

  7. wow you have been busy i love getting messy lol. Gorgeous cards love the backgrounds. I'm just having a browse around the blogs lol. I think I'm going to try and join a challenge slowly finding my way round blog land and loving it. Love NJ XX

  8. Ooh I love doing this too & looks like you've made some beauties there!! Your fairy card is totally stunning, a real wow! The flowers look great too. Your link up on Sweet Stampin went a bit wrong but with a little googling I found you & have let the other girls know where to find you too, Thanks so much for playing along with our Sweet Stampin challenge x

  9. this is lovely, fab silhouette and it's really effective against the background you have used. Thanks for joining us Sweet Stampin this week.


  10. I love your cards and the messy backgrounds.

  11. Beautiful cards, thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx