Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guest Designer Katy Leitch - Mini Assemblage

Hello everyone! So happy to be back with my dear friends at Rubber Dance today for a guest appearance! I was actually a bit cheeky and kind of invited myself, because I really wanted to get my hands on the gorgeous 'Fly with Me' stamp set!

I've created a small assemblage piece today using lots of pieces of chipboard layered together. Here's how I created it.

Rubber Dance stamps used:
Fly with Me
Collage Elements 1
Round in Circles

1) Glue several layers of chipboard shapes together so they form a pleasing shape. Have a focal area for your stamp and make some of the elements overhang the main background shape. I added some stencilling with modelling paste to the arched piece.

2) Paint the whole thing with black gesso and allow to dry.

3) Spray liberally with lots of shimmer sprays, spraying close to and getting lots of mica in there, I used mostly ColourArte Radiant Rains for this. Dry. 

4) Highlight areas with Treasure Gold waxes in Sapphire, Emerald and Bronze.

5) Stamp the images and mix up some Twinkling H20s paints with water. Paint the butterfly and words and then add splats of the paint to the chipboard piece.

6) Embellish with some black stamping, string, sequin waste pieces and microbeads, before adding the stamped images.

Hope you like my piece - feels good to be back, even if briefly.

Katy xxx

Rubber Dance Fly with Me stamp set
(image is reduced - quite big stamps!)


  1. Stunning piece, Katy! All the layered chipboards as so beautifully arranged and the colours are absoltuely gorgeous! Thank you for Guest Designing! So good to have you back. Love your work - always have ♥

  2. So much texture, so much shine and such lovely colours! Absolutely gorgeous, Katy, lucky you could swing by to show us this piece!

  3. So much to look at, fabulous colours, layers and texture...Love It!

  4. That's gorgeous. Love the beautiful brights and all the details and layers. Hugz

  5. Beautiful! Love the texture and the color palette. -- Mary Elizabeth

  6. Ahhh - the 'fly with me' stamp set is darling and YOU Katy did it up proud. What a super project. It makes me think that your butterfly landed in a gorgeous garden full of fancy paving stones and flowering vines on ornate trellis. She looks around - rests a bit - enjoys the loveliness of it all and then is ready for more Come Fly With Me Adventures. Xj.

  7. Thank you everyone for your kind words :)


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