These images Rick made are inspired by the work of Dutch artist Anton Pieck ,
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http://thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot.nl/2012/11/challenge-30-flowers-hats-or-horses.html the ladies have hats and a flower ont heir hat
This is AP Style Longneck man
This one is AP style paper eater
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And on the last card my fav of these four images, AP style Lady with twins
I wanted to give this one an Efteling feel.
Visiting the Efteling feels like traveling back in time to me, that's why I wanted to give the card a vintage look, and make the image look like it was an old tile, with cracks in it.
I used some darker colours to colour the image and then covered it with a thick layer clear embossing powder (you have to to that layer for layer use 2 or 3 layers for this).
When the embossing powder is melted and it is thick enough you put it in the freezer for at least 5 minutes, the cold makes the embossing powder easy to crack. Don't worry you can't mess up this one, if you don't like the cracks you made just heat again an the cracks will melt away.
You may have to put the image in the freezer multiple times cause when the embossing gets warm again it wil bend and don't crack. when you are happy with the result take an ink pad (I used distress ink walnut stain) and rub it over the image, wipe away with a cloth and make sure the ink gets in the cracks. Done.
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