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Steamy Thoughts of You Vertigo Canvas


I'm really excited to share today's project with you all...it combines some of my favorite things ~ inks, stamps, and Steampunk goodness all in one.  Thanks to IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko I was also able to include a really fun innovative material - Vertigo Film.   



Steamy Thoughts of You....


I began by tearing up several different pieces of vintage text, sheet music and tags which I glued down to my canvas using IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko's Creative Medium.  I added pieces of a crumpled glassine envelope that I had colored using StazOn Midi's and let dry.  Once dry I used a bit of gesso and a couple different Andy Skinner stencils to create my second layer texture on the canvas.

After the canvas had a chance to dry I sponged the outer portion of the canvas using an Ink Blusher and Pistachio Memento LUXE mixed media ink.  I applied Peanut Brittle ink to the center.


While the canvas was drying I embossed several 1.5" squares of Vertigo Film and Sheet Metal in my die-cutter.  The Vertigo Film has an amazing feel to it...it's got lots of little ridges that gives it lots of great texture and the illusion of movement.  Really amazing stuff you just have to see and feel in person to get the full experience.


I colored these embossed squares using StazOn Midis in Blue Hawaii, Midnight Blue, Cactus Green and Orange Zest.  The addition of the inks really made the embossed pattern pop on both.


Next I stamped several images from Altered Pages rubber stamps again with the StazOn Midi's this time in Jet Black, Spiced Chai, Midnight Blue and Claret.  After the inks had dried I spritzed with both  Bronze irRESISTible Texture Spray and Shimmer Goosebumps Texture Spray for another layer of texture and sparkle.


For additional information and details on how I finished off this canvas please feel free to check out my blog - Ink Stains - Steamy Vertigo Canvas

And here is how it turned out....


The following photos show close ups of the embossed & inked Vertigo Film and Sheet Metal pieces...



TIP: The embossed Sheet Metal square in the center of the photo below really looks like copper IRL.  To get this look in the Sheet Metal with StazOn Orange Zest then apply a layer of the Vintage GlazOn medium over the top.  The combination of the orange ink and vintage hue of the GlazOn makes it look just like copper!  I also added a bit of StazOn Cloudy Sky for a bit of a grungy look.


Creative Medium
Vertigo Film 
StazOn Midi - Orange Zest; Cactus Green, Midnight Blue, Hawaii Blue, Spiced Chai, Claret, Jet Black
Sheet Metal
GlazOn (Antique)
irRESISTible Texture Medium - Bronze
Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Medium
Ink Blusher
fantastix
Memento LUXE Mixed Media Ink - Peanut Brittle, Pistachio, Nautical Blue
Delicata Ink - Golden Glitz & Silvery Shimmer

Altered Pages Supplies:
8x10 Canvas Board
Vintage Text Pages
Vintage Sheet Music
Tags
Glassine Envelope
Gesso
Rubber Stamps
Cork
Eco Board
Leaky Shed Chipboard Gears
Aleene's Glue
Stencils


Have a great day!
Ink Stained Roni

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