there, I have a card for you this week which again uses one of the mono printed
papers I made whilst playing with the Stampendous Creative Palette a couple of
weeks back. This time you’ll be able to tell I’m thinking of Spring which is
coming closer now every day – or at least I hope so!
a piece of mono printed paper to fit your card blank and dry emboss with the
leafy side of the embossing folder. Tap the raised areas with the Crushed Olive
Distress ink until roughly covered. Don’t worry if you get any ink on the
surrounding area as it just adds to the grungy effect.
the 2 birds image on to manila card with the black ink and add a little colour
with the Aquamarkers. Trim into a circular shape with a circle cutter or die
and add to a larger mat of kraft card. I chose to use a scalloped die for this.
several flower heads of your choice on to manila card with the black ink.
Colour with the Aquamarkers in Springtime colours and cut out. Die cut some
leaves and ink these with the Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress inks.
the card as you see and add a sentiment to finish if you like.
I did a journal page on here a while ago that had
a window cut in it, because of this I had to link the colours on the adjoining
pages together, but that was a far as I had got with the two accompanying
pages,just laying down the colour. I
have gone back and finished the pages off this week, linking some of the
stamping into the previous pages so the 4 pages all flow together in my
journal. The full details of page I had previously done can be seen here.
This is how I did my accompanying pages.
·My 2 pages already had a window cut in
to use, (see the previous post) and the page was already sprayed with Bubblegum
Pink, Sweetened Orange andPure Sunshine
·I used the Pomegranate stencil and
spritzed through it with water lifting off the colour on the pages to give a
·I masked off the window area and
applied Gesso using Cut and Dry through the mini Paint Lids stencil onto both
the pages I was working on.
·I carried the leaf stamping over from
the adjoining pages onto my pages to give continuity.
·I did the same with the black arrows
which are black acrylic paint through a stencil. (this is a stencil I have cut
·I stamped a border around the window
recess and around the same area on the page underneath, masking as needed.
·I stamped and cut out the bunting and
stuck it in place on the page, adding hand drawn lines to make it look like a
line to hang it by.
·I stamped and cut out the flowers and
stuck these in place on both the pages.
·The flowers in the background in the
window area are stamped directly onto the page, the colour was lifted from the
stamped area and they were re-coloured using Gelatos.
·I stamped the two birds directly onto
the pages and then stamped them again onto white card, cut out the body area
and stuck them over stamped image.
·My quote was stamped onto a piece of
card I had kept from when I had cut the window when I did the original page. I
cut the quote out and stuck it in place on the page as shown.
·I coloured in the birds, bunting and
flowers using Gelatos, adding Liquid Pearls to the centre of the flowers.
·I edged the pages with black and added
hand drawn lines to finish.
·Stamp the Marie Antoinette image out onto Stamping Card, using the black
Archival. Colour with watercolour pencils and cut out.
·Edge with chalk ink.
·Ink the whole image with Versamark and emboss using the Frosted Crystal
·I added some punched border along the bottom of the dress.
·Set to one side.
·For the paper beads ~ Take a piece of paper, spray with the Vintage Mica
Misters. Dry with a heat tool. I wanted the beads to ‘match’ the colours I used
on the Marie Antoinette image so I added some Calypso Teal. (incidentally this
turned out completely different to what I thought it would be lol) I also
stamped the script stamp over it.
·Using the paper bead template, I cut out a number of triangles. I rolled
the beads up using a cocktail stick and stuck the end of the bead with some
Cosmic Shimmer Glue. Once these have been made, apply some Versamark and triple
emboss the beads using the Frosted Crystal.
·Take some red tape and apply to the centre of the back of the Marie
Antoinette image. Take some sewing thread and add some of the paper beads, then
lay the cotton on top of the D/S tape to secure it. Use glue to adhere the
whole of the MA image to some of the backing paper you make for the paper
beads. Once secure and dry, add some more paper beads to the top of the
hanging, make a loop.
Although it's a vintage image I wanted to use
'Jane' in a graphic way so I stamped part of her onto the tag in black and
embossed her. Then I masked her and stamped (and embossed)the Kaisercraft phrase repeatedly in the background.
I coloured Jane with the ProMarkers and edged the
tag with the black ProMarker.
I stamped and embossed the phrase onto a piece of
card, cut out the second sentence and coloured in with Lime Zest ProMarker. I
edged it in black ProMarker before attaching it with some foam tape.
My tag is die cut from packaging so the background
is paler than a Ranger manila tag; if this bothers you just cover the Ranger
tag with off-white paper.
Incidentally, 'Jane' is actually 'Lina'. Lina
Cavalieri was a 19th century opera singer and beauty. 20th century artistand designer Piero Fornasettiused this image of her on his iconic
ceramics, furniture and fabrics.
book page, sandpaper and a piece of painted paper
Starting with the butterfly:-
Use the Creative Paperclay with the butterfly
mould. I allowed 3 full days for the butterfly to dry.
Adhere torn book pages to canvas with gel medium
(use a brayer to ensure good adhesion).Distress the book text by gently sanding and rubbing with fingers to
loosen the fibres.Apply a thin wash of
Gesso randomly to the paper.
Create texture with the Texture paste and sequin
waste. When dry randomly apply Twinkling
H20s, heat set and apply a wash of Gesso. I repeated this process a few times.
Apply a wash of Gesso to the Prima bark circle
followed with Twinkling H20s.Also paint
the butterfly with the Twinkling H20s.Adhere to the bark circle.
Adhere to the canvas, layered onto a piece of
prepared wax paper (leftover from a project I was working on, the colours were
perfect for this canvas).
1. So start
off by using your brayer to apply some red acrylic to your Gelli Plate, lay on your disco mask and then using a bit of spare card
remove some of the paint by taking a quick print with stencil still in place.
You won’t be using that for this project but keep it for future use.Now remove the mask and using a square piece
of card approx. 7” square take a print.
Repeat the process but this time with yellow acrylic. You will end up with something
clean off your plate and then load up with green acrylic, lay on the alphabet stencil (NOTE lay on the alphabet
stencil back to front that way when you take the print the letters will be the
right way round! Learnt this the hard way!!!)………..
the process of step 1 and you’ll end up with something like this……..