Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"Walk In The Rain" Coaster

Another Design Team submission for The Cheerful Stamp Pad.  This piece is a coaster that has been made into a little hanging.  There is some dimension to this, that I'll explain and try to show below.
The base is a Paper Trey Ink 4" x 4" coaster.  I used Distress Inks (Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire all over the background and lightly misted with water to blend.  Then I inked the edges with Black Soot.  Next I took Picket Fence Distress Stain and lightened the area where the man would be.  
The Tim Holtz umbrella man image is stamped with black Archival Ink.  Using Chipped Sapphire, I shaded around his feet using the water pen.  The verse was printed on white cardstock, cut apart and lightly inked with Chipped Sapphire.  I attached them to the coaster with Glossy Accents.
The next step is difficult to show in the picture.  I cut a piece of clear acetate to fit the coaster and  laid it on the scoring board.  I added skipped "rain" lines vertically across the acetate on the reverse side using a stylus.  Then I turned the acetate over and attached it to the coaster using jump rings.  Silver Liquid Pearls "rain drops" were added here and there along the score lines. 
Tip on making "rain drops":  Turn your piece upside down.  Squeeze out a small ball of LP and then pull it towards you to make the little tail.
I tipped the piece to try and get a good photo of how the "rain" looks.  You can see some of the "rain" lines" coming off of the "drops".  In real life it has a very cool shiny, rainy look.  Sorry I'm not a better photographer!  Finally I added a ball chain to the back of the coaster with Glossy Accents.

17 comments:

Paper Squirrel said...

GREAT idea for the Liquid Pearls raindrops...think I'm going to have to scraplift that idea!

michele hileman said...

Way cool... You are so inspiring.

michele hileman said...

Way cool... You are so inspiring.

PaulaJ said...

truly beautiful piece!

Ally White Cat said...

I love the umbrella man as a coaster project..nice coloring and I love the embellie.

susan s.

ike said...

Oh, that is soooooo neat the way you did that rain. Fabulous piece and totally inspiring :-D Thank you for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :-D

Penny Duncan Creations said...

This is SUPER SUPER cool!!!! LOVE the raindrops!!!

I Don't Do Straight said...

Great wall hanging..... Great image and I love the rain drops.... thanks for the tip.
Thanks for joining us at Smudgy Antics this week :)

Kathy Hallacy said...

So cute and I love the way you used Liquid Pearls for the rain drops.

Marjie Kemper said...

Terrific coaster! Love the rain.

monique said...

love the coaster, so cool how you did the rain thanks for sharing at Smudgy Antics

nelda said...

This is really great...just love those raindrops!

Christy Beans said...

Very creative! Love how you used acetate scorelines and LP to get the rainy results you wanted and the soft muted look of the piece. =) Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

Alexa said...

I think the raindrops are really cool - great hanging coaster!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A fantastic little wall hanging and a great way of re-using a humble coaster. Thank you for sharing this with us at Smudgy Antics this week and hope you visit again very soon

~Lady B~ said...

What a wonderful wall hanging! I love the texture you've created and the rain drops rock! Thanks for sharing with Smudgy Antics :)

Terry said...

Hey there thank you for joining the DT from SSS and S, with your fabulous coaster, love the stamps that you have used and the colors are just great. Hugs Terry and good luck xxxx