Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Just Keep Swimming : TSP - recycling challenge week 8

So the challenge at The Sailing Pineapple (TSP) this week was to make a project using recycled materials. We just finished a large pack of baby bell cheese in our house, and I spied a fish net opportunity ... LOL I used Under the Sea digital stamps.
So many techniques and products in this little postcard ...

The background is created with Dylusions sprays and I used translucent moulding paste through a stencil. I made the shells and starfish from Sculpey clay and the net is from a baby bell wrapper. The plants were printed, colored with copics and fussy cut. The fish was paper pieced onto spotty paper.

I did this by printing the fish onto cheap copy paper, then cutting a piece of patterned paper and adhering it over the top with temporary tape. I then put that sheet back into my printer, and it printed the fish in exactly the same place :) Cool or what .... There are so many little tips and tricks with digi stamps, you just have to try things out and read blogs like this to get the 'aha' moment.... lol

I then covered the fish in translucent moulding paste. When it was dry I colored with my copics and fussy cut, and I used a black artist pit pen to add some detail to and around the fish and page. The fish feels so lovely to the touch, its glossy and smooth.

The sentiment is obviously from 'Finding Nemo', but the significance in this postcard is to not get caught up and to just keep moving forward, regardless of whats going on :) I am actually putting together a postcard book of positive affirmations and meaningful (to me) sentiments - just like this. The postcards are 6x4.25" and I will bind them all together at the end.

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1 comment:

  1. I put a comment on here yesterday but blogger was playing up. That's probably why it isn't here. Anyway, I said I love your postcard and how you recycled stuff to make it. Fabulous background too !
    Corrie x


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