Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Have you heard the Buzz Silk have hit the building

Hi there crafters
 i have been quite for few days
 when that happens it's because im playing with crafting goodies

 will be staring along side the 
Luminart Silks
 launching over on 
Create and Craft the 16th November
your in for some exciting times with the Silks

 thought i would chat about the Silks

when they arrived i thought OK paint in a pot !!!
 this couldn't have been further from the truth
 they are concentrated color glazes with mica that are water soluble so easy clean up
they don't buckle paper when applied to even a page from a book and
dry very quickly too 

i got set 6  and set 4 to play with
set 6 are to me Christmas colors
Cardinal red Mallard green Emperor's Gold
set 4 are Autumnal with long side a jar of the Ice 
these are swatches are straight from the pots from set 6
 to card stock see how they glimmer
they can be layered on top of one another you don't get mud 
a dream to work with they truly are 
i love them 
great for card makers scrap booker's and artist
in fact the possibilities of Silk are endless you can go direct to stamp with the silks sponge and stencil with no bleed under too
 throw silks with all the other crafting goodies from your stash                                                    the world is your oyster 

so you have seen the silks 
now for my card using 
the Coastal Stamps from Sheena using set 4
 i made the background paper with the colors from set 4 then stamped out the image with memento inks colored with my spectrum noirs and added the ice over the top to  give it some sparkle
the best bit was  after applying the ice i went back into darken some area's off the boat with my pens how great is that you can use pens over the silks the anchor was a dull silver  die cut 
so i added the 3 colors on top and heat embossed in clear  for that extra shine
 simply matted and layered onto black card  
Crafters Companion with dew drops to finish
i do hope you will join me again 
thanks for dropping by
hugs linda x


lisa said...

Yours definitely are Christmas colours aren't they, Linda but you've worked your magic with them. I love your background on this beautiful card.
Hugs Lisax

Jennie Black said...

i need that stamp set and the silks... sigh...

KimzKrafts said...

This boat is such a nice stamp and so versatile, could be on the sand could be in the water. I love it for the perspective it brings. So unusual! Love what you did with your Silks, can't wait to get more added to my collection. Kim xx