This little purse is a stamp by Shirley Rainmann 2005-Make an Impression. I was experimenting...trying to get the look of "Paper Toling" that Jerri Kay Jimenez recently showed us on her blog. Click here to see hers. The purse is made from watercolor paper (I like the heaviness of it) I embossed the image in black, then watercolored in the flowers & leaves. Then I punched out flowers & outlined them with a black marker & shaded them with pastels. I shaped the flowers then covered them with Diamond Glaze and added a pink rhinestone in the centers. I hope you cas see how glossy or lacquered they look! It really turned out better than I expected and I wanna do some more flowers like this!
My passion for crafting goes back more than 20 yrs. I love it all..embroidery, watercolors, stamping, making mini books, and making paper flowers. I also love all things vintage, and love to use them in my crafting. I used to scrapbook when my children were small... but now my son is almost 14, and my daughter is almost 24. I currently teach classes at the Scrapbook N More in New Braunfels, and Stamp Antonio in San Antonio, TX.