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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Northern Lights - thanks, Shaz.

 While at the WOYWW Crop last week, I took the opportunity to learn a bit more about something I had seen Shaz Silverwolf blog about on a couple of occasions.  If you take a look at this link onto her blog, she will explain the process far better than I can.
I also followed the link on Shaz's blog to where she found it and found a whole load of YouTube videos on the process.  Some of them were better than others.  Some were so dark that the stamped images were totally lost in the background, which I reckon is a shame.

I did have a slight problem when I came to scan these images.  For some reason the scanner brought them up far brighter than they really are, so I did adjust them on the computer to tone them down a touch.  
 All the stamps I used are Clarity stamps, and I have a number of others which I think will fit the technique well. 
It is a lovely messy thing to play with and it really is similar to using the Gelli plate in some ways, in that it is virtually impossible to repeat a design.

I used a mixture of Adirondacks and Distress ink pads, depending on what came to hand, and stamped with Archival black.

As I said, this was what I learned from Shaz, so I must thank her and those she followed.  Now I just need to trim and mount these.

10 comments:

Debbie Rock said...

I can't wait to try this too Maggie ... have got three stamps on their way and will be having a go the moment they arrive ... I thought Shaz's work was stunning! I LoVe what you've done with one of my favourite places - the Eilean Donan Castle. Love Debbie xXx

Lisapmac said...

Fantastic Margaret, thanks for adding the link, definitely going to try this x

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Maggie, WOW these are fabulous. Will have to check Shaz out later today after visiting with my granddaughters. Enjoy your day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Morning Maggie, WOW these are fabulous. Will have to check Shaz out later today after visiting with my granddaughters. Enjoy your day.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Di said...

Oooooh Maggie, these are absolutely fabulous! The effect is so realistic - gorgeous!

Hugs

Di xx

Mrs A. said...

These are wonderful. This is Definetly a technique I want to have a go doing in my spare time!! Hugs Mrs a.

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Marg, glad you had a go. You can see what I mean, you can't get it wrong, it all blends in together. Was chatting with Debbie the other day, and I'm going to try it out with Pearlescent inkpads- the Brilliance ones. I have a few, and I think it might come out quite well- we shall see. Love Shaz xx

Mrs P said...

These are beautiful Margaret x

Mrs P said...

These are beautiful Margaret x

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Breathtaking design and colors, thanks so much for sharing and thanks for the link to Shaz blog.
Hugs Anja