Miss April's challenge was to Alter something. You can change its purpose or just take the plain and make it beautiful, bring out your Altered ego.
Initially I tried to stamp on some glass with staz-on. And I tried some more. And I wiped it off and tried some more. And... cursed a bit... and tried some more. Needless to say I now believe that staz-on is the devils tool sent to torture poor unsuspecting stampers. I was a little high from the fumes by this time, so the revelation - although a bit disconcerting to believe that the devil has attacked an inanimate object in my house - actually made a bit of sense.
I took YG25, B26 and V15 and dripped a few drops of each on a paper plate. Then I swirled it together just a little bit... Too much and it looked muddy. To little and it is just a bunch of polka dots randomly placed on a plate.
I then dipped the wooden block from an unmounted stamp set I have in the ink. I did this on all sides until I got the marbled look. Cool huh?!!!
I then took the parrot from "A Pirate's Life" and colored him up. I used the same base colors of YG25, B26, V15 along with lighter and darker versions of those colors. I also used R24, 27, 29. Once I was done I cut it out. I think that turned out taking longer than actually coloring it did.
I Mod-Podged it to the wood block, and then used ModPodge Dimensional magic on the top to make it smoother than the mod podge alone did. As a final note I added the flowers. And this is what I ended up with:
Do I have any clue what I will use it for? NO FREAKING IDEA! But it was fun all the same. :-)
I hope you jump on over the the Bombshell Stamps blog on Wednesday, and check out all the altered items created by the Bombshells and Pin-Ups. And if you join in, you could win some rubber. Just so you know. ;-)