Thursday, 5 December 2013

Henna Stamps

This month, Creative Expressions have sent us some fantastic new stamps to play with - I'm loving playing with them so much as they're so versatile. So without further ado, here is my first project - well technically speaking its two projects in one.

My initial idea was a pendant, but then I wanted something to display it on,so it evolved into a card and pendant gift.

I stamped the Henna Mandala onto shrink plastic. After shrinking (I find I get a more even shrink if I do this in the oven rather than with my heat gun) I added alcohol ink on a blending tool and also directly dripped until I was happy with the effect. To seal the piece and to add gloss, I coated it with UTEE on both sides. I added seam binding to finish the pendant.

For the card, whilst I had my alcohol ink on my blending tool, I coloured a piece of acetate and again added drips of ink until I was happy with the result. I then turned over the acetate and stamped and heat embossed the design. I mounted a strip of the acetate onto white card with brads, then black card. I stamped the greeting from Fanciful Phrases onto two of the Grommet Tags.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a stunning design and what stunning pieces you have made out of them but that is no surprise tracy. Loving your work xxx

    1. Thank you so much Emma, that's made my day :-)

  2. Lovely striking pendant Tracy and I love the coordinated card too. Tracy x