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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Chipboard label & ATCs
- Bird on a Branch - Marianne Design Creatables (out of stock at the moment)
- Kanban Floral Scroll stamps
- Distress inks
- Baker’s Twine
- Clouds mask – That Special Touch
- Spectrum Noir pens
You could win a £20 voucher to spend at Lisa B Designs.
Until tomorrow, take care & thanks for visiting.