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Thursday, 16 September 2010

September Art n Soul Swap - Altered Beer Mat

This month's swap is a bit more normal, lol, to alter a beer mat with an Autumn/Nature theme. I had to get my Dad to go and raid the pub for some beer mats, he looked a bit puzzled when I told him what they were for.

Anyway here's what I've made

I covered the mat with gold and copper Adirondack acrylic paints, covered in Tim Holtz Rock Candy crackle paint, inked with Spiced Marmalade to colour the cracks, then inked through some sequin waste with Fired Brick and Vintage Photo, sprized with gold Cosmic Shimmer and stamped the sentiment and swirls with Timber Brown Stazon.

The flower and leaves are clay casts, I saw a tutorial in Craft Stamper. You stamp the image into the clay, when it's baked you then cover with layers of napkins and watered down pva, when it dries the pattern appears through the layers, even more so when you ink it up. I used distress inks and Perfect Pearls.

I think this little work of art has had everything thrown at it, hopefully the person who receives it will like it.


  1. wow this is fantastic sarah.fab colours and i love the effect of the rock candy :)

    xx coops xx

  2. Ahhhhh.. you sent your DAD???? Party pooper!! LOL.
    A fabulous beer mat Sarah and thanks for joining in at Art N Soul this month! x


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