Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Playing With Paint

Hello, Kirsten here. 
I’m going to take you through how I made this card & it’s going to be a long blog post, so let’s get started right away.
I used watercolour card, which will buckle when wet, so I stuck it to the craft sheet with stencil tape. I mixed some Pollen Martha Stewart acrylic paint with water in a spray bottle – adding the paint to the water prevents the paint from sticking to the bottle. I sprayed the paint through the
TCW doily stencil in a few areas, keeping some distance between the spray bottle & the card, that way the colour is not too concentrated. Dry with a heat tool.

Don’t waste the wet paint on the stencil. Keep a piece of scrap card/paper/journal page handy, lift the stencil carefully off your main project, flip it over & apply to the spare page. You’ll see I got two images from the stencil. I’ll use this for another project.
Next, I mixed Pink Carnation & Geranium MS paint with water in another spray bottle & sprayed through the Imagination Crafts diamond stencil & dried the card again.
At this point I decided to cut the card to fit my card blank, with a piece of Core’dinations card (Paprika) in between.
Now for more paint. I added a little water to MS Hailstorm paint on my craft sheet & loaded a paintbrush with the mix.
Applied the paint to the top of the watercolour card & sprayed with water.
Tilted the card to get drips, making sure they didn’t get to the very bottom of the card. I did this a few times, mopping up excess paint & drying in between until I was happy.
At this point, you could add stamping & more paint, whatever you wanted. I decided just to add accents with black MS paint. I used the lid of the spray bottle to make the circles & the tip of an embossing tool for the lines of dots.

The final step for the background was Diamond Sparkle Medium through the TCW chicken wire stencil. I set the piece aside to dry while I made the focal image.
The first step was to glue the ‘waste’ from the Anna Marie Designs die cut trellis card to a piece of card stock, trying to butt them up as close to each other as I could. (This would have been easier if I’d had double sided adhesive sheets, but I didn’t).
When the glue was dry, I stamped the Kaisercraft bird cage stamp with embossing ink, covered that with Stamp & Bond, heat set & applied gold transfer foil on top.

I cut out the bird cage, went over the lines with a black watercolour pencil & blended the colour in with a baby wipe.
I made a tag with another piece of Paprika Core’dinations, which I dry embossed with the Embossalicious lattice folder & sanded back, cut a piece of a dark purple card & layered the three pieces together.

The finished card again.
 Lattice - 6" x 6" Embossing Folder    Diamonds    TCW Mini Chickenwire Reversed    TCW Mini Ring Doily    Sparkle Medium Diamond   Bird Cage Clear Stamp    Beetle Black   Geranium   Hailstorm    Pink Carnation   Pollen    Foil Transfer Sheets Gold   Emboss Ink Pads   Stamp 'n' Bond   Craft Heat Protection Mat   WOODWARE SPRAY BOTTLES - PACK OF 2   Sand It Gadget Refill Pack by Core'dinations  
Thanks for looking. Don’t forget the blog challenge is still running. We want to see projects for men this month. All the details are on the challenge page. See you next week.

1 comment:

  1. So many techniques to try in this project! Love the diamonds collage, the black pencil outlining with the foil, the painty background....


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