About Me

My photo
Okanagan, BC, Canada
Welcome to my crafting blog. After retirement, my husband and I moved to a beautiful location in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. I love all paper crafts including mixed media, journaling and cards. I also dabble in papermaking, photography, fibre art, and altered books. I am an active member of several card and mixed media groups and on the design team of several challenge blog. I love the world of blogging, it has opened many doors for me. My favourite quote is by Maya Angelou. “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” I hope you join me in my search for my creative side. Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, April 13, 2013

Inka Gold and Fabric Experiment

For an upcoming tag swap with the theme of fabric on a tag I decided to play with my Inka Gold and some upholstery fabric. I painted my fabric with gold, green and purple Inka Gold. After the first layer of  Inka Gold had dried I used a stencil and added a few small circles of Inka Gold.

Once everything was dried I stamped the fabric with a rubber stamp called Flying Stars by Penny Black using Black Stazon Ink, then I added a sentiment and a die cut gold butterfly. To finish the tag I added gold fibers and some small pieces of bling.

I liked the effect of the Inka Gold on the fabric but it does not shine the way it does on some surfaces.  You can get a little shine by buffing it with a soft cloth carefully in the direction of the fibers.  I like the way bits of the texture of the upholstery fabric come through the paint. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.  Now back to my craft room to clean up the mess.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Make it Monday - W - always Anything Goes
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #14 Things with Wings  (2nd week)


1 comment:

  1. That's fabric? Wow, that is stunning and so different! Going to have to look at these products as I have some plain silk that would be beautiful if I could stamp and colour it, thank you for sharing with us and for inspiring me!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments #13 things with wings challenge. We really appreciate it and hope to see you at our next challenge Karen P CM DT (http://stampinginpink.blogspot.co.uk/ )