Monday, 18 April 2011

Poppy Picture - An experiment with recycled plastic

Good Evening All,

I've been experimenting again. This is loosely based on Debbi, The Crafty Cuttings of Wiccababe's tutorials - see here - showing what could be done with Promarkers and plastic. (Apologies for the glare from the flash.) When I did this one I did not have any blending solution so I tried the technique using Aquamarkers instead. As you can see it was not a great success. I shoved it to the side, as we do:) But whenever I was looking through my bits and bobs it kept turning up so I finally decided to try to make something of it, and you see the result.

Materials used:
  • a piece of clear plastic (from a Promarker container) cut to size;
  • Aquamarkers in various colours;
  • Sheena Douglass poppies stamp; black ink pad;
  • Promarkers to colour popies;
  • 4 clear flat-backed crystals (coloured with red Promarkers);
  • white card for matting and layering.
I've framed it and it's going into the smallest room - now fast becoming my gallery of turkeys!

Thought I'd let you see the contents of a package that arrived on Saturday from Helena at Poppy's Cabin.

Helena sells a wonderful selection of doilies and trims in a variety of sizes and shapes. I spotted the pink ones and thought they would come in handy - of course the other items just fell into my basket!

I'm off to watch a bit of TV before calling it a day so here's wishing you all a good night.


  1. Don't you just love how these things just "fall" into our shopping baskets! I am going to hop over and see this technique as it looks very interesting. I am glad you have framed this as it is very colourful and striking.

  2. Hi Elizabeth, ahem - a few extras did fall into your basket didn't they! Love the picture, interesting to use both Aquamarkers and Promarkers on one project. Hugs, Di x

  3. fabulous technique elizabeth.its look really effective and great flowers :D

    xx coops xx

  4. that poppy project is lovely. It works so well on that background.

    Like the doilies too, i never use them but there are loads of them here, maybe i should buy some just to see what i can do with them, lol.

  5. The experiment was successful, the card is so beautiful :o)
    Jackie xx

  6. Hi Elizabeth, sorry I did miss this one - I think it's fab, and am chuffed to bits that you gave it a go. I think it makes the background a bit more interesting than the norm

  7. Poppy Picture - An experiment with recycled plastic are fabulous work!!!
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