Saturday, 18 May 2019

Walk like an Egyptian

.. and now you're singing it, too, aren't you?

The new challenge at The Library Challenge is Death on the Nile, a book I last read in about 1970. I decided to go with the Egyptian aspect of the story for my card.

First I stamped the hieroglyph border repeatedly on an old scrap of handmade paper, then used a wet paintbrush to paint a tear-line around my stamping, so that the edges would get a feathery, torn papyrus look. A little distress ink over the torn areas gave it an aged look. Both the water and the distress ink caused the colour in the stamping at the edges to separate a little - I think it's added to the antique look and is an effect I might experiment further with.

The Tutankhamun death mask is stamped and heat embossed with gold detail powder, and everything added to a gold mirri background with distressed edges.


crafty-stamper said...

Yes I am !!! lol fabulous stamping on the handmade paper and great embossed stamped image
Carol x

Marina said...

What a fabulous ancient Egyptian look - I'd forgotten how effective those feathered edges can be. I'm jealous of your hieroglyph stamp - I felt I needed one of these when I was making my most Egyptianish card (for the reminder post today) although I did come up with an alternative idea. Overall I just love how this elegant card matches the Library theme. Thanks for joining The Library.

Dawn Phillips said...

I love that distressed edge. Your card is lovely. Love Dawn x

Margarets designer cards said...

Brilliant card

Lisa Bird said...

wow this is an awesome card and yes I am so singing it now :)
Best wishes Lisa xx

Claire Toplis said...

A very brilliant card