You won't need anything fancy or expensive, and you probably have most of the items already in your stash. You can stamp directly onto the lasagne, but for this project I have also shown you a method using tissue paper and Gel Matt Medium (or Modge Podge) as this way you get crisp stamped images and the lasagne is a little less brittle. Don't worry if the pieces do break though, as this adds to the charm. I am calling my project, 'Embrace Imperfection' as the stamped quote says, as it is definitely a distressed type of technique.
Just a note about the frame. I used an Ikea Malma Mirror in Black as they are cheap and have a wide frame. I thought I had made rather a lot of mirrors recently so I popped the Stampbord Coaster in the middle and used it as a frame. You could use a stamped paper image or a photo instead if you prefer.
- Wide Edged Frame
- Versamark Ink Pad
- Mica Pigment Powders - I used the Artistic Stamper ones
- StazOn Jet Black
- Tissue Paper
- Gel Medium Matt
- Stamps - I used Tim Holtz Mini Muses
- Silver Embossing Powder
- Stampbord Square Coaster (optional)
- Co-Ordinating Ink Pads if using Stampbord
- Dried Lasagne Sheets
1. Apply the Versamark thoroughly over the lasagne sheets, using plenty but not applying too much pressure.
3. Break into pieces so you have a pile like this.
4. You can stamp directly onto the pieces with the StazOn or Brilliance Graphite Black like this:-
5. Or stamp a selection of images onto tissue paper like this:-
6. And then adhere the torn pieces of tissue paper to the prepared lasagne using plenty of Mod Podge or Gel Medium, and leave to dry or apply the heat gun. Once dry you can 'encourage' the pieces to break where you want them to with the scissors so that you capture the images you want, but you will get some random edges.
8. Glue the pieces in your chosen position with a strong glue, one at a time to ensure a strong bond. Use pegs to hold them flat and in place until they have dried.
9. To make the Stampbord coaster, dab inks to co-ordinate with the mica colours above onto the tile. Stamp a selection of images as shown. Scratch back to the clay using a Stampbord scratch tool or the tip of a craft knife to add highlights, and in this case, raindrops and a puddle for the man to stand in!
The final pieces. Do add more embellishments or photo corners if you wish.
Hope you liked this, and if you decide to give it a go, I would be delighted to see what you come up with!