Didn’t realise how long ago it was that I last made a Beer Mat Album, over 2 years ago. My last one which you can see here was a Beer Mat Brag book, coincidentally it was also for another FSC New Year challenge … da da da da – spooky!!!
Fashionable Stamping Challenges starts off the New Year with a theme of “Something New” which was picked by my fabby teamie sister Esther. This could be new stash, new technique or even a new resolution which you may have made (and already broken lol)!!!!
Still on a roll with my new Gelatos but this time I have used them to cover the beer mats. Aged the frame with a sprinkling of different distressed embossing powders before adding the image. The corrugated background was coloured with Gelatos.
Not going to bore you too much about how it was made because time is such a precious thing to us all.
“A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”
Hopefully my pics tell a story just as well as a large amount of descriptive text.
One thing which I will tell you is that Gelatos seem to work better with a primed surface, Gesso being my preferred medium of choice.
(Irene told me the tip about the Gesso.)
I have used a mixture of new and old stamps, dies and even some new masks which gives a different feel to each page.
Last page of the ‘Beer Mini’ which uses one of my new Christmas stamps, isn’t she just divine?
I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning. Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.