Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Compendium - week 28 - colourful layered fragments

Ok, as promised, I'm back!!  The Compendium Challenge mistress, Linda sent us to page 57 this time.

But, boy, did I have a deal of trouble with this one!! Lack of supplies, ink not drying....   Let me show you my "cheat" then I'll explain...



First off, I did try to use a fragment, honest!! But could I get the ink to dry?  No, I could NOT.  No matter what ink I used.  And Tim is right, fragments melt if you heat them too much..... just sayin'!

So I resorted to a piece of memory glass instead, which still smudged a bit but at least I could heat it more to dry the ink....

Didn't have the "tools" you need for the technique so (thanks, Alison, for the tip) used a cotton bud to help me.... alcohol inks used are stream and wild plum (wanted to use lighter ones but they didn't show up (told you I'd had problems...)

The stamp is by Stampington and one of my fave favest. The tag inks are broken china and spun sugar.

Oh well, if you don't try, you don't learn. Not sure I'll try this again unless I get some of the "tools"!!

But thanks Linda, as ever!!

13 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Love it... and... I am just cheating with mine at the moment too ROFL Those colours is fabby!! x

wearestampers said...

I had trouble with my ink drying too. So, what ink came off, I covered it with alcohol ink! Your piece still looks great!
Pam

Lesley said...

This is lovely!

Sharon said...

You're piece came out really well considering the difficulty you had.
I gave up on mine. Ruined three fragments trying to get the ink dry. Even tried Stazon and it wouldn't work, when I've always used it before on glass and acrylic with success.
I give you Kudos for keeping on trying!
Sharon

MarleneMAZ said...

It looks great and no-one would know you had any problems. I think there are quite a few of us who did not have the all important tool for this technique, that's what makes it fun though :)

Lori said...

Ooo, GREAT idea to sub the memory glass for the fragment..why didn't I think of that? lol! This turned out fab anyways Helen! Love that flower stamp!

craftytrog said...

Love that watercolour look Helen, can see why you love that stamp! x

Kim said...

I love your fragment work! I had trouble with pale colors also. Using the glass is a great idea...hmmmm

Plume said...

I think creativity show itself when you don't have the right tools! That's when the thinking comes into work! great job!

Sue West said...

This is so pretty I really love it.
Sue x

Linda Ledbetter said...

You didn't cheat. You improvised, and I applaud that! Helen, it turned out beautifully! That stamp truly is wonderful, and they way you incorporated the Memory Glass is brilliant. It's a really sweet, funky tag, something I'd hang on my wall of cool stuff!

Netty said...

Oooh am so loving your fragment Helen and its a great tag. Annette x

Shar said...

Beautiful tag!