Saturday, 19 January 2013

I Love You - Snow Cap!

It's bit of a snowy Saturday here in London but I don't mind as I have lots of work to do to keep me busy and warm. One of the things I've been using a lot of this week is acetate, so I thought I would use some for my Creative Expressions make as well.

I gave you a little sneak peek at the stamps the DT are working on for the month, we have two sets, the Hearts Entwined and Special Sentiments and you can, of course, see more from the rest of the DT if you pop on over to the Creative Expressions Facebook page and visit the DT's amazing personal blog.

I've used the Hearts Entwined set for this little mixed media panel.

It only measures around 3 inches square and is an old sewing patten collage layered with Gesso, stamping with the Creative Expressions Texture Plate, watercolour dripping and some doodling.

I've stamped the heart out on acetate then carefully cut along the edge of the heart in the middle with a craft knife so that I could bend the stamped areas into wings. I doodled some lines on the heart and coloured the back with Ranger Adirondack Raison and Snow Cap Alcohol inks.

Just as an aside, I've just recently bought some Snow Cap Alcohol ink and I love it! I've used metallic mixative alcohol inks before but not the Snow Cap one, but now I'm a new devotee! It is great! I keep finding myself using it for all sorts of things.

I've even used it on the sentiment, mainly because I decided to add the sentiment at the end and could not be bothered to wait for some Gesso to dry, so I quickly wiped some Snow Cap alcohol ink over a piece of collaged card. 

Do you use the Snow Cap mixative alcohol ink? What do you use it for?

There you go, a little bit of mixed media fun.

Have a lovely warm Saturday.



  1. Small in size Kim BIG on impact. Love it. Great bacground to showcase the heart stamp. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

  2. oh I love drippy, saturated color, gorgeous and that heart is wonderful, hugs

  3. Love this arty make Kim, the acetate heart looks great. x

  4. Love your use of the acetate and the snowcap mixative :)

  5. wowzer, this looks great, lovin' the colours together, this really rocks!
    xoxo, alessandra

  6. Way out of my own comfort zone which means this is fabulous - I so love seeing mixed media pieces, Kim - thanks for sharing another beauty.

  7. love the vibrant splashes of colour! Trace x

  8. Really beautiful, Kim... must remember to do some dribbling when I'm next at my desk - I love what you create with it! And yes, I'm a big fan of Snow Cap - love colouring AlphaParts with it, and marbling with my other alcohol inks...
    Alison x

  9. Gorgeous mixed media canvas full of life and vitality. Love it xxx

  10. Ooh! Your panel is so beautiful, & clever Kim! I love it!!!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison xx

  11. Fabulous Kim, I love the splashes of colur.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Wonderful - love the background and all the details.

  13. Loving the heart with the wings Kim. :)

  14. Amazing that it is only 3" square. Such a lot packed into a tiny space. Me thinks I need some of this snow cap ink too!! Hugs Mrs A.

  15. that's a very interesting card.. i like it!!! great work!
    best wishes, Anja

  16. What a lovely bright card Kim, I love it :) Viv xx


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