Dylusions Paints – Squeezed Orange, Lemon Zest and Fresh Lime
DecoArt Media – Gesso, Satin Varnish
Carabelle Studios Stamp Sets – Herbes foiles et Texture, Zinouk du jardin, Zinouk du sois bois, Ombrelines aux pistils, Zinouk des marais, Fleurs d’Azoline – Les Danseuses and Ombreline Cocarde
Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints – Pure Sunshine, Fresh Orange and Lime Peel
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals and Pigment Powders in assorted colours
Did you know That's Crafty! will cut MDF shapes to order? I really wanted a cake stand, but one I chose the decoration for, not one made with china plates so they kindly cut the MDF circles and I got a set of spindle doodads from a well known Auction site.
To start a light coat of Gesso on both sides of each circles. Next paint the underside of each circle using the Dylusions paint – any type of paint will work I chose these for the bright colours. I did 2 coats. Then secure it with a coat or two of gloss or satin of Varnish.
Next lay out the stamps on the large circle and line them up with the centres of each stamp pointing to the circle.
Start stamping your images in a circle using the Versamark and heat emboss as you go. Remember to keep your images lined up with the hole, use a ruler if this helps.
If you find you have any “gaps” add in smaller stamps or parts of the larger stamps to complete the circle. Do the same with the middle and small circles.
Next you need to decide whether to paint the images or the background first. For practical reasons of needing to get the painting done and the paints put away I did the images first. I used a variety of Magicals and Mica/Pigment powders mixed with Iridescent Medium and Gel Pens, as I wanted a shimmer feel to the images.
As there was already a lot of colour I went for one colour per circle, using the Prima Art Alchemy Paints which matched the underside colour and carefully painted in the background. When everything was painted I decided it needed more stamping so added more in.
Finally I gave the undersides a couple of coats of the DecoArt Media Satin Varnish on each side of the plates to protect from any vicious sponge cakes and constructed it using the spindle doodads.