She Longed To Travel To Paris

As part of the DT at The Altered Element, 2 challenges will be set per month – an Upcycle Challenge (altering an item which Lynne purchases from a charity shop) and DT Project challenge (creating projects with items from The Altered Element). This month I received 3 Adirondack Colourwashes in Espresso, Butterscotch and Raisin. Spray inks are a favourite of mine so it is strange to say that the Colourwashes are new to me.

For my first project using the Colourwashes I wanted to use them on three different surfaces:- cardstock, lace and fabric flower.

Spray the net/lace first with Butterscotch, dabbing with a piece of cloth to soften the colour. Moving down the panel  introduce Raisin and finally Espresso –  continually dabbing with the cloth to remove some of the colour creating a faded appearance. Spray Butterscotch onto cardstock. Stamp image, tear around panel and cut another panel to the same size. The  non stamped panel is glued to the back of the panel as it not only strengthens the panel but also allows a place where a message can be written. Now spray Raisin onto a fabric flower. Add tassel trim, large flat back pearl, florist pin and beads.

Supplies – Espresso, Butterscotch and Raisin Adirondack Colourwash sprays, net/lace, fabric flower, tassel trim, florist pin, beads, large flat back pearl, cardstock, Staz-on Timber Brown. Stamp Credit – Crafty Individuals


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lucy Edmondson
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 12:06:47

    Gorgeous! You have used the sprays so well. You seem to capture that special something in the things you make! I especially like the tassel trim,

    Lucy x


  2. JeanFB
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 12:15:14

    Wow, this is sooooo beautiful!! Adirondack color washes are news to me – I’ll have to try and find them. Thanks for the step-by-step!


  3. Crafty Dawn
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 19:17:49

    Not seen used the spay my self either so new to me too but my lists at the AE are already bulging ;0) I love this piece though lovely work the fringe is yum!

    Love Dawn xx


  4. Adrienne Goodenough
    Apr 02, 2010 @ 23:46:43

    Gorgeous. If you’re not familiar with the Ranger colourwash sprays, you may not have considered dluting them to create a wide range of less intense colours.

    Fred Mullett’s website has a very useful colour chart showing lots of variations.


  5. debbiek
    Apr 03, 2010 @ 13:24:09

    Ohhhhh, so pretty! Love the softness of the piece. I’ll have to try some of those color washes:) Have a happy Easter:)


  6. craftytrog
    Apr 03, 2010 @ 15:19:48

    This is so beautiful Lynne, I love the lace background! I must dig out my color washes, haven’t used them for ages!
    Congrats on being published in Stampers Sampler again – love your piece!
    Alison xx


  7. Lynn Stevens
    Apr 04, 2010 @ 06:07:02

    Those colorwash sprays really add such a wonderful effect. Beautifully done! I don’t own any yet. Note to self.. add to want list!


  8. Hazel
    Apr 07, 2010 @ 08:35:30

    Beautiful Lynne. I love the image and all the lace.
    xxx Hazel.


  9. Wendy Kirk
    May 04, 2010 @ 21:15:03

    Lovely vintage look Lynne, great use of the sprays


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