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Tuesday 4 August 2020

Fairy Magic

The star of this show is Lavinia Stamps. You can find out all about them by following the link attached to the name.

My local Scrapbooking Store carries them and I will be honest at first I was ...nahhhh...fairies are not my thing. What changed my mind was watching all the tutorials and videos available through Lavinia and seeing the magic happen. Not only how these stamps brings life to your projects but how well they combine with all the other mix media products I have already.

These were the steps in my process in creating these cards:

1. Play day of creating backgrounds using distress oxides, gellie plate and paints- please visit Tim Holtz page and watch videos on using distress inks for inspiration

2. Another play day of elevating those backgrounds by adding texture with stencils and Distress Inks

3. The next play day was choosing which backgrounds I liked and starting the stamping using Lavinia Stamps. (p.s. never throw away "unusable backgrounds" as they are fabulous for die cutting) This day I also had time to then use coloring pencils (just regular ol' Walmart brand) and do some highlighting of the stamps and images. **Before moving to the next step it is important to ensure backgrounds are completely dry**

4. Using my Heidi Swapp Minc machine and using Toner pen and spray, I added foil to some of the cards (tried to show this in the photo's as much as I could)

5. Last day- putting the cards together and adding the sentiments

Sounds like a lot???? I was in no hurry to have finished products and for me it was relaxing and fun. Whenever I finish a big project (see the last blog post!) I find I need time away from creating with purpose and just move towards play for a while. Give it a try!

Here are the final cards:

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