It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Show us your metal. Simply include a metallic element somewhere on your project!
For this challenge I wasn't inspired by the physical metal, but by the metallic shimmer of metal. So many product have a metallic shimmer, such as paint, ink, sprays, gelatos and foil. For my art journal spread I chose the metallic shimmer of Opal Magic Alchemy Paint along with Prima Rub On Foil.
As my first layer I used the Half Tones & Rings stamp set from Tim Holtz. What an amazing set is that! When I had it in my hands for the first time, it was inked up within a few minutes to make this art journal spread. It's perfect for making distressed looking backgrounds. The Opal Magic paint has the unique property that when it's applied to a dark surface it has a different color than on a light one. That's why I applied it over my stamped background. I didn't cover it completely, so you can see how this paint acts. So cool to see the magic!
Washi Tape is often the way I build up my projects. It's fabulous to add contrast and interest in a simple way, and from there to add layers around it. I used the Offset Dots stamp around the washi tape. And the Peacock Feathers Distress Crayon the divine it some more, but used also a Aquarelle Pencil and Pitt Artist pen.
Last week Simon Says Stamp has released a new release, called My Favorite, and I've used the Painted Faith die from it. But there are also released a lot of new Memory Box dies, and from that release I used the Butterfly Ensemble.
To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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