Sunday, 2 March 2014

Boadicea’s Ghost with IndigoBlu, Texture Paste, Archival Inks and Stencil


Hi Everyone

Today MJ has been playing with her IndigoBlu ‘Boadicea’ stamp plate.  She was trying to create a ghost-like appearance using coloured Archival Inks.

MJ loves to play around with texture paste and as usual loves to get inky messy too!  So she managed to combine the two today and is a happy bunny (husband is not so happy as she disappeared into her craft room for the


Sorry the piccie does not show very well the vibrancy of the red/orange hues brought out by the deep blue surround.  MJ did say that she wished she had smoothed the edges out a little more.  But she’ll do that next time.

See below for details of project.


What MJ Did:-

  1. Firstly, spread some texture paste thinly in centre of card and lightly dry.  It still needs to be soft for stamping into.  Take Boadicea stamp and light spritz with water, then stamp into paste.  Left off, clean stamp immediately in water, and dry with a heat tool.
  2. Then take a selection of Archival inks and blend ink over the stamped image.  MJ highlighted the face and hair areas using her Spectrum Noir Pens; TN2 around hairline and BGR1 in hair areas.  She also added accents to head dress too.
  3. Next take the wording stencil and spread texture paste across areas you choose to.   Wash paste off stencil immediately.  Dry project with heat tool.  Using Archival ink finally colour around outside edges and over some of the text.
  4. Mount onto card.




What MJ Used: -

IndigoBlu ‘Boadicea’ Stamp

Wendy Vecchi Archival Inks – Orange Blossom, Red Geranium, Fern Green and Cornflower Blue

Crafters Workshop 6” x 6” Stencil – Mini Art Is

Spectrum Noir Pens – TN2 and BGR1

Maimeri Light Modelling Paste

We hope you been inspired.

Thanks for Popping By


1 comment:

  1. Hi Debbie & Wendy, just to say great use of colour, and nice to see a different approach with the texture paste and the Boadicea stamp, lovely. x
    Best Wishes,
    Nikki K