Saturday 2 September 2017

Blog Exclusive: Linda Walmsley

In the October issue of Craft Stamper magazine, Linda Walmsley has created two stunning cards for our Stamping Contrasts feature. This feature showcases just how versatile a set of stamps can be, in this case the Indigo Skies set by Kaisercraft. Linda excelled herself with this set, and created a stunning box too! We're sharing it here for you exclusively on the blog today :)

Hello Beautiful Trinket Box
By Linda Walmsley

Materials List:
STAMPS: Kaisercraft – Indigo Skies. INKS: Tim Holtz Distress Oxides; VersaFine – Onyx Black; Memento DewDrop; VersaMark. OTHER: Small wooden box; IndigoBlu Gee-Soo-Good! – White; Americana D├ęcor Chalky Finish paint; Prima Art Alchemy paint – Sparks; Metallique; Opal Magic; Imagination Crafts – Structure Paste; Tim Holtz stencil – Floral; WOW! Embossing Powder – Opaque White; Rich Gold; Clear Gloss; glitter glue; sequins.

After receiving the Indigo Skies stamp set, I imagined some of the designs working perfectly as decoration for a trinket box. First, I gave the box a coat of white gesso, and applied paste through a stencil randomly onto the box. Next came a layer of acrylic paint, before using the stamps to add the detail. I then used VersaMark ink to stamp the images and heat embossed the words and decorative border with gold powder, and the butterflies with white.

I then dry brushed over the box with the Prima paints, paying special attention to the stencilled area. The dry brushing adds a touch of colour and shimmer and brings out the detail of the stencil design. To finish, I stamped and embossed the butterfly again onto a piece of white card coloured using the same Prima paints, and then fussy cut and attached onto the box to add dimension.

Thanks Linda! We love this gorgeous box, such a lovely keepsake for special memories!

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