It's Gracie Chavez from Graciellie Design and it's an honor to share on the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps blog for the first time! Today I bring you some mixed media inspiration using the beautiful Lotus Flower stamp.
The Lotus Flower was actually digitally stamped. (It is also available as a clear stamp and is currently on SALE here!) I printed the image on a laser printer and foiled it using a laminator with a beautiful Amber Watercolor foil transfer sheet. Once the image is foiled it will allow you to play with resist techniques since it works just as an embossing powder would. I went ahead and painted the flowers with pigment inks, picking up the inks with a waterbrush. After the ink dried I added a few accents to the petals using pink tones of Pan Pastel, applying it directly with my fingers. To soften and add a subtle shimmer to the images I applied a tad bit of Metallic Silver Pan Pastel too.
To make the flowers stand out I fussy cut them and adhered them to a very textured background. It may not show as much but there's a stenciled clear embossing paste pattern to which I added iredescent glitter behind the flowers. Additional texture on the corners of the card was created with drywall joint tape, which I also colored with some Pan Pastel. I added depth to the background with a few splashes of Ink Spray. Finishing touches include foil washi tape and rhinestones, a die cut piece, ribbon and paper twine!
I hope you enjoyed today's post! This and many other sets including a background stamp I designed for Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps are on sale now (50% off)! Do stop by the shop and grab your favorites... Sale will be up while supplies last and these sets will be gone for good!