The current topic on the PaperArtsy Blog is Gels & Mediums and in THIS post Lin Brown shares a very cool technique, Paua Shell Effict, complete with a video. I just HAD to give it a try!!
For this piece I've used the crunchy paper, glossy gel medium (I only had glossy in regular gel and it worked but heavy gel would have been easier to spread over the stencil and keep its shape), and some old Radiant Rain sprays (colors - Guatemalan Green & Jasper Red). Way Cool!!!!!
I trimmed the piece down and made a card. The PaperArtsy JOFY image (JM37) is stamped and black embossed onto crunchy paper. All the light lines are from pulling my finger nails across the paper on the back. The piece had curled a little and I was straightening it out when I noticed my nails made lines and so I kept working it making more lines. I used a Wink of Stella pen just in the center open areas of the flower. The next layer is some corrugated packing painted with a little Fresco Finish (Hint of Mint). Hint of Mint was also used to highlight the words in the Idea-ology metal piece.
This current Topic, #15 Gels & Mediums, challenge ends on Sunday. HERE is the challenge post with all the details for entering and they do have a random draw of entries to win a credit to spend on their website.
You should also check out THIS post by Leandra, a masterclass of gels and mediums... lots of great information and two videos!!!!
Tilting the card so the light catches all the shimmer a bit better. Oh, after the card was together I remembered her idea to add some Treasure Gold and did put just a hint here and there of white fire Treasure Gold.