Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Indigo Blu Samples

I was asked to make samples for Kay over at IndigoBlu stamps a couple of months ago and I'm currently sorting my second batch!  Here are a few of them:

This is a mini canvas which I painted with haematite Inka Gold, edged with tissue tape and stamped the spider from IndigoBlu's Hocus Pocus plate in purple then went over the top with Glossy Accents. I covered the brass coloured key with silver mixative and black alcohol ink  before adding a touch of the purple Inka Gold and stamped and embossed the quote from the same plate. I also painted the mini easel in the purple Inka Gold and stamped onto it with black stazon for a textured look.

This is a paper mache book box which I've also given the Inka Gold treatment (can you see a theme running through these projects - I am completely smitten with Inka Gold at the moment and currently have six different colours - I'm working on the rest ...). This is the dark grey 'haematite' type colour (none of them have a colour name printed on them so we make them up!) I stamped the Wish You were Here image onto white tissue and used matt medium to adhere it after tearing around the image and added a cute old bike charm with fibres! The inside has stamped images from the Grand Tour II plate - the back image is stamped on silver mirri card and the front image is embossed in silver and raised on really thick foam pads to fill the space more effectively. I made a hole in the top of the box and dangled a second bike charm.

This final project didn't go exactly to plan but I'm reasonably happy with it! It was an alternative version of a canvas which I'll blog later in the week but which used products which weren't from IndigoBlu so I couldn't send it on to Kay! This one is all IndigoBlu so I'll be submitting it - it's a 12in x 12in piece of MDF which I've painted with cream emulsion and a bit of gold acrylic then smudged the edges with the gold and again adhered stamped tissue with matt medium. I've also roughly stamped the butterfly from the Grand Tour II plate onto the background and stamped various other images from the same plate onto black and gold surfaces which I've layered and distressed. Hope she likes them! Look out for them if you're at any of the UK craft shows later this year!! JulieD


  1. Gorgeous artwork Julie! There's those corners again! Lol! They look fab! xx

  2. These are some beautiful samples - the explore one is my fabourite