Sunday, September 4, 2016

Adventure Kaleidoscope

I think the Kaleidoscope is finally finished... but I thought that a while ago too lol. I added some rubber stamping from Papertrey Ink's Road Trip and Technique Tuesday's Going Places set. The stamping is done by inking up the stamps without a block (Coffee Archival Ink). Hold the center of the stamp in place and then roll the sides with your fingers so they contact the surface. This did not make a perfect impression of the stamp (the texture and slick surface see to that), but I love the effect. What doesn't show up in the photograph is a smattering of dots made with Diamond Stickles.

I covered the striped paper from the kit with tissue paper inked with a little Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. The first few layers I used Ranger's Glue N Seal. The last is Ranger Matte Collage Medium. The Crazing Medium and the Vintage Medium would have been splendid also.

I also used Glue n' Seal on the eye piece to make it a little more durable.

The ribbons are all altered seam binding colored with leftover inks. The narrow ribbon is gathered with a long blanket stitch (with 2-ply handspun silk embroidery thread). Beads are strung on some of the ribbons too. And a charm from Club Scrap's Cyprus kit.

Stickles covers some rough edges.

And this is the view : D.

By the way, 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the kaleidoscope. It's not too late to join the celebration.