|Card 1: Stenciled design with Stamped Sentiment|
|Card Set 2|
|Card 3: Embossed and Textured|
Card 1: Clean and Simple
|I started by laying out the Celtic Knot stencil onto the white paper provided in my kit, and sprayed it with Heidi Swapp's Gold spray.|
There was considerable amount of paint glistening on top of my stencil, I just could not waste it. I placed a black paper over the stencil and transferred the excess paint to the black paper.
|Black Paper over Stencil|
|Transferred Design. Nice!!!|
|Design being trimmed|
Card 2: Still Clean and Simple, with a little more details.Next I decided to try the same technique with the fern stencil. I used a water color paper, Canson 140# cold press, as I was imagining that I would be adding water color to the background. This was not necessary and regular card-stock would have worked fine:
|Same process, apply stencil, and mist.|
|First spraying, stencil removed and now placed on a new paper with the Paint side down.|
|I covered the leaves on all four prints and buffed in the paste.|
|On one set, I used a stencil and the microglaze to add texture to the background.|
|Paint was added by opening the bottle, removing the spritzing apparatus and flicking paint onto the image, blotting ink off of the microglazed areas.|
|Final Spray with Radiant Raine for a little more Glimmer, Done!|
On the second set, I used Distress sprays and stain to add color. You can see how the MicroGlaze acted as a resist.
All were mounted onto a mat and then onto a white card base and embellished with either ribbon or gold thread. Not bad, a set of note cards, that look like they go together. Artsy!
|Set one: Gold Thread and a little bobble completes the Card.|
|Set two: Green Satin ribbon and a bobble on these Resist Textured Cards.|
Card 3:I decided to up the complexity a bit for my third card. I used water color paper again. This time however, it was because I needed the thickness of the paper as well as the absorbency I was going to be adding a lot of media to this paper and needed it to hold up to the challenge.
|First, using Distress embossing ink, sponged the ink onto the paper over the stencil. I then added clear embossing powder and heat set. Repeated with the other stencil.|
|They were sprayed with Heidi Swapp sprays, again, just for consistency.|
|Sprays and spraying complete.|
|4 backgrounds. All slightly different, but same technique.|
Next, I used Ranger Texture paste and a strip of water color paper, to create a textured image of the Celtic knot.
|texture paste and stencils.|
|These were dried and then painted with Distress Re-inkers mixed with water and Distress stain, tarnished brass. After painting, they were fussy cut into their final dimensions, paying attention to the pattern|
I also painted a doily with the Tarnished Brass Stain. Lastly a spritz with Radiant Raine: Gold Pearl. This was cut and molded into a mat for the rounded texture piece.
|Aclose up of background used in Final Card|
|Sentiments were stamped and embossed: Ranger Platunum for the saying and celtic knot and Ranger clear embossing powder for the word "Bliss".|
All were layered with fun foam and mounted onto a card base.
Whew that was a lot of crafting and a whole lot of thinking. But I think they came out wonderfully. Hope you enjoy!!
Which one is your favorite. Leave a comment below. Also tell me what you like, or don't and tell me what techniques you would like to see.
Also, be sure to visit Club Scrap to see more of this August Release: Woven Strands: club Scrap
Stencils used: FERN
Honeycomb and Circles: Twin-Tags-CirclesStenci
Celtic Knot Stencil: Woven-Strands-Lite-Celtic-Knot-Masking-Stencil
All stamps were from the August: Woven Strand Collection: Woven-Strands-Collection-Unmounted-Rubber
Paper: White and Blue Paper: Woven Strands Collection: Club Scrap
Black and Gold Paper: Bazzil
Water Color Paper: Canson 140# Cold Press
Ink: Distress Embossing Ink, Versafine Black Onxy,
Distress: Stains: Fossalized Amber, Barn Red, Broken China, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass
Re-Inkers: Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans
Sprays: Fossalized Amber, Barn Red,
Swapp: Sprays: Gold, Navy, Cerise
ColourArte: Radiant Raine: Gold Pearl
Ranger: MicroGlaze, Platinum Fine Detail Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder
Adhesive: Scor-Tape, Tape Runner: scotch 3M, Glossy Accents
Misc: Fun foam, dimensional foam squares and tape, ribbon, DMC Gold Thread
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