Friday, 17 August 2012

Touch The Sky

Happy Friday, blog visitors, I’ve got a little wall-hanging to show you today. 
I made it for Lisa’s paper crafting event at the end of July. 
I’m going to do a step by step as to how I did this, it’s very simple, just quite a few stages.

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1 Attach the chipboard pieces together on the reverse, using low tack tape.  This keeps them together while you ink & stamp, and creates. a seamless image.
2 Place the mask over the chipboard so that it covers all of the first piece, (label shape) & the top half of the second.  Blend Faded Jeans distress ink through the mask.  Dry with a heat tool.
3 Blend Tumbled Glass distress ink very lightly over the chipboard pieces, getting progressively lighter as you move down to the third piece.  Dry again.
4 Cut a circle in a piece of acetate & place over the top corner of the label.  Use a piece of cut&dry foam to blend Scattered Straw & Spiced Marmalade DIs onto the chipboard.  Dry.

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5 Blend  Peeled Paint & Crushed Olive distress inks over the third piece of chipboard,  getting lighter as you move up to the ‘sky’ on the middle piece.  Dry again.
6 Stamp the floral stamps with crushed olive DI & colour the flowers with Spectrum Noir pens.  Remember to dry the distress ink, it will stay wet for a few minutes otherwise.
7 Die cut the bird on a branch twice, the second time from a paper the colour you want the bird to be.  Cut out the bird & glue to the first die cut with Glossy Accents & attach the branch to the chipboard.  Give the bird an eye by adding an adhesive pearl.

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8 Add a quote to the third piece of chipboard.  This quote by Rumi was the inspiration I needed to make this project & I used an alphabet stamp set with black Archival ink.
9 Remove the tape from the reverse & punch holes in each piece with a cropadile or similar.
10 Thread through bakers’ twine or ribbon & there is a cute little hanging.

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These chipboard pieces are covered with white paper & they took the ink very well.  I haven’t tried them with paint yet, but I think if the paint is added in very thin layers it should be fine.  The smaller two are ATC sized & are sturdy enough to take quite a few layers of papers & embellishments. 
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I hope you like this little project & if it inspires to create something why not enter it into this month’s challenge? 
You could win a £20 voucher to spend at Lisa B Designs.
Until tomorrow, take care & thanks for visiting.

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