Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
This first one has another die cut from the Upcycled Paper Towel (see previous post). The background is Magenta Nuance (another product I really can not stop playing with). All my Nuance projects are done on watercolor paper.
The last card was very simply done: a Nuance background and the images are stamped with Versamark (clear, sticky ink) and embossed with gold embossing powder. Easy, fast and pretty!
|MNU002 Bright Yellow|
|MNU008 Golden Yellow|
|MNU009 Grass Green|
Friday, September 18, 2015
Here is a card I made with my paper towel
Have you ever been crafting and mopping things up with a paper towel, and at the end of it all, think "this is too pretty to throw away?" Don't throw it away!
I had a paper towel that was covered with Nuance and pearly water that I had been using to clean up during a project. The colors and sparkle on it were beautiful!
Paper Towels have 2 plys. Once the paper towel you are using is dry, peel it apart, and you will have 2 pieces to use on projects.
This is a technique I learned from Marj Marion, who showed me how to do this with napkins. Rub a glue stick over a piece of card stock. It is preferable to use white card stock, since your paper towel will be somewhat translucent, and the color of the card stock will show through. White will brighten your piece.
Lay your paper towel carefully (single ply) over the card stock that you have prepared with the glue stick. Smooth it down and if you have a brayer, brayer it smooth. If you don't have a brayer, use your fingers to smooth it down. Let the glue dry.
At this point, you can use your paper towel as patterned paper. You can stamp on it (I used Versafine Black Onyx), and you can die cut with it. You can also just cut it to size and adhere it onto a card with a stamped image or sentiment.
This was a fun technique and I love how it turned out. I hope you will try it!
|Bright Yellow MNU002|
|Golden Yellow MNU008|
|Grass Green MNU009|
Thursday, September 17, 2015
|Nuance MNU-010 Scarlet|
|Nuance MNU-008 Golden Yellow|
|Nuance MNU-009 Grass Green|
|Nuance MNU-006 Orange|
|Nuance MNU-002 Bright Yellow|
Monday, September 14, 2015
Friday, September 11, 2015
First I applied color to a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, using mini Distress inks direct from pad to paper. For this project, I used Mustard Seed and Mowed Lawn.
I sprayed the back of the stencil liberally with a mixture of water and Perfect Pearls powder (1/4 tsp of Perfect Pearls to 2 oz water) and applied the wet stencil to the inked panel and pressed it down.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
For this card I used my newest favorite coloring medium, Nuance from Magenta. I started with a piece of Tim Holtz watercolor paper, and I masked off a rectangular area in the center of the panel. I did not press it down hard, because I wanted the colors to bleed into the rectangle a little.I chose some Fall colors of Nuance, and tapped the powder into a palette. I added pearly water (1/4 tsp Perfect Pearls Pearl in 2 oz water) to each color, and painted them around the masked area. Then, using the Magenta Maple Leaf 1 stamp (665.K) I stamped all around the rectangle using Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink.
|Magenta Maple Leaf 1 0665K|
|Fall Text 07.347.I|
|Nuance Bright Yellow MNU-002|
|Nuance Golden Yellow MNU-008|
|Nuance Orange MNU-006|
|Nuance Scarlet MNU-010|
|Nuance Grass Green MNU-009|
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