I LOVE this grouping of cards!!! THEY ARE SO FUN!!
- For this technique, you will need to use a piece of 110# solar white card stock. The heavier-weight card stock will have more body for doing the ink-layering and glazing.
- Take a piece of copy paper and cut out a circle in the middle of the paper using the Hero Arts Nesting Circle dies. SAVE THE CIRCLE and use the piece of paper with a hole cut-out as a stencil.
- Use the paper with a hole cut out and line it up on your paper where you want your sun to be. Use the Picket Fence Blending Brushes to create an orange sun... this is meant to replicate some of the smokey skies and cloudy sun we saw last summer. To do this, brush on a soft layer of Distress Ink, Spiced Marmalade. You can make your sun as light or as dark as you'd like depending on how much ink you brush on.
- Next, remove the paper. THEN lay down the CIRCLE ON TOP of the orange sun you created (this will act as a mask). Then use the Picket Fence Blending Brushes and Distress Inks to apply a soft layer of ink across the whole page (make sure you hold your mask in place so it doesn't move!) Lay down the Cloud Stencil and apply ink (starting with light colors at the bottom and dark colors at the top) moving the cloud stencil from the bottom of the card up to the top, brushing on layers of ink as you go. When you are done, you can brush on a soft layer of other colors to create a "halo" around the sun. You can also add some black ink along the edges and the corners of the image to really add dimension!
- Then stamp the Pine Tree stamp with Versafine Clair, Nocturne ink a few times along the bottom edge of the card
- Once you have created your scene, take the Versamark Ink Pad (clear ink) and press the ink pad DIRECTLY onto the surface of the image. **This might make your ink pad dirty, so if you have an old Versamark Ink Pad, you may want to use that one!!**
- Now apply a layer of Detail Clear Embossing Powder. It should coat the ENTIRE image. Use a heat-gun to heat-set this image and watch as your image becomes more vibrant and glazed!!
- To finish the card, layer a piece of white and black card stock behind the image and mount it onto a dark brown card stock base.
- Start out with a ochre card base (or a very soft orange color)
- In the Tell the Bees paper pad, there are SEVERAL bee-themed papers!! Cut out 3 different bee-themed papers to fit on the front of the card. Wendy chose this honeycomb paper with a metallic design on it for the left side of the front of the card. She layered it with a piece of dark brown card stock.
- Next, Wendy added in a piece of paper with a few bees on it for the right side of the front of the card base and finished it off with a small piece of paper with bee-words written on it for the bottom right side of the front of the card.
- Then, Wendy stamped the Friendly Bee image across the paper. She stamped the bee with Versafine Clair ink, Fallen Leaves and stamped bees across all 3 images so there would be a bunch of busy bees!!
- To finish off the card, Wendy used her Black Glaze Pen to add a few dots behind each bee to add movement to the card!!
- Start out with a black card base. On the right side of the card, stamp one of the "scribbles" along the right side. Stamp with Versafine Black, Onyx and emboss with Detail Gold embossing powder
- Next, on your Silicone Craft Mat, create your designs with Acrylic Paint! To do this: squirt out a thin layer of Acrylic Paint onto a paper towel (Wendy used black, purple, orange, green, and blue Pebeo Acrylic Paints) Then, attach your stamps to clear acrylic blocks and STAMP INTO THE PAINT and then onto the craft mat. As you do different images, WAIT FOR THE PAINT TO DRY before doing your next layers. Remember, the less paint you use, the faster the paint will dry!! You want your painted collage to DRY COMPLETELY.
- After your paint-collage is DRY, take a piece of Packing Tape and place it ON TOP of the acrylic paint collage. Press it FIRMLY to the silicone mat/acrylic paint. Use a bone-folder if needed to really adhere the tape to the top of the silicone mat
- Peel the tape away from the Silicone Mat and as you do so, the image will lift off with the tape!!
- On the back of the tape, brush on a very soft layer of Pearl-ex powder. This will adhere to any place where the tape is still sticky
- Lay the tape-design (sticky-side down) onto a piece of white card stock. And wrap it around the top and bottom of the paper. Use double-sided tape to adhere it to a piece of black card stock. Layer this with gold card stock and finally bright orange card stock. Mount the final piece onto the black card stock base making sure to put the design on the LEFT side of the front of the card so the gold design is on the right side of the acrylic paint collage
Thank you to everyone who came to class today!
You can join us for the NEXT card making class on June 4th! Please call us to reserve your spot!!