Greetings, Kirsten here again with two more pages from my PaperMania altered album to show you.
I’ve been experimenting with masking tape recently & I like the results. Even though this is just a cheap one, it accepts ink, paint & glue very well. The background for this page is Graphic 45 Kraft card. I sponged on acrylic paints & stamped with coffee Archival when the paint was dry. I attached a pastel pink piece of textured paper to another, torn piece of Kraft card, then stuck torn pieces of masking tape on top. ‘Make Memories’ was stamped onto a scrap of G45.
The butterfly was stamped with Flitter Glu & gilding flakes applied on top. I love this technique, but it definitely needs practice – at least, it does for me. You need to get the coverage of glue just right; stamp too lightly & you don’t get the full impression. Stamp too heavily & the image is smeared. But when it works, it works well & is worth the effort. And always, always clean your stamp immediately. The glue works best when it is slightly ‘tacky’, so use that waiting time to put your stamp in water & clean it thoroughly.
When I’d finished this page, it looked a little flat, so I mixed some gold mica powder with water in mister bottle & gave the page a spritz. Interestingly, on the masking tape the water stayed a gold colour, but the mica seemed to separate from it.
The tag on this page was coloured with Victorian Velvet distress ink & the butterflies stamped with Stream Adirondack ink. The Hunkydory butterfly was originally white & silver, so I coloured it with Faded Jeans DI, the silver resisted the DI, I used a brad to attach the matching acetate butterfly & clock hand.
- Graphic 45 Elusive Wings 12x12 paper
- Graphic 45 Before Your Time 12x12 paper
- Kanban A4 cardstock – Delicate Scrolls, ivory
- Kanban A4 cardstock - Romantic Roses
- Kanban Floral Scrolls stamp set
- Kanban Butterflies stamp set
- Artemio Collage Butterfly stamp set
- Indigo Blu Flitter Glu
- Indigo Blu mega flakes - Brighton Pier
- Hunkydory die cut butterflies
- Craftwork Cards card candi
- Bakers’ Twine