Amazing textures on your cards, Anne! Thanks for sharing all of the details of how you made them!
Love what you have created, love the textures and love how it POPS. Your details were great. I love the finished project. Thanks for sharing
Anne, gorgeous works. Your stencil choices work wonderfully together. love the curvilinear against the straights & blocks. My fav is the green. I too appreciate the detail on the products, there's nothing like a product review when you can see the results. Thanks for sharing with us.
Anne, these are incredibly beautiful. I read the description of how you made them going back and forth looking at the pieces and reading. That is so helpful. Thank you for sharing the details.
I'm partial to the colors and textures on the first one, but the second one is lovely too. I need to check into some of the supplies you used. The Matisse/Derivan Crushed Garnet and the Cubist Stencil are now on my wish list.
Thank you for participating.
These are all so great! I love the texture you got. Love the stencils you used. Your cards turned out wonderful! TFS :-)
Project - WSW13 Layered Designs - Hangover Edition
posted 06/20/13 at 10:43 AM
Galleries: Stamping, Cardmaking
Thank you, Daria, for the inspiration for these two cards!
For both designs I started with 140# cold-pressed watercolor paper. I selected the 140# rather than a 90# weight because the 140# is thicker and less likely to curl with the mediums.
First I applied Viva Decor Modeling Cream (Modellier-Creme) in Pearl Light Blue through a stencil and let it dry. This is the first time I've used this product and it really is creamy and smooth and spreads like softened butter. I also really love how pearlescent it is. It is a wonderful product.
Once the modeling cream was dry, I mixed Matisse/Derivan Crushed Garnet (a dry medium) with Golden Acrylics Light Molding Paste. I added the Crushed Garnet mainly to give the molding paste a grittier texture. I applied this mixture through a second stencil, over top of the modeling cream, to layer the textures.
The third photo shows what both panels looked like, after both layers of medium were dry. My husband was fascinated with the effect of the crushed garnet mixed with the molding paste. He said it looked flocked.
For the first card, I started with the Petite Pods stencil designed by Chris Cozen for the Artistcellar Signature Series. Then I layered The Crafter's Workshop Cubist stencil over top. Once the textures were dry, I mixed green and gray paint together to get the look of vintage antiqued brass and painted that over both.
The Viva Decor modeling cream resists the paint a little, so the blue color shows through a bit, and I love how that turned out. The crushed garnet and molding paste covered well, and I think it helps the Cubist texture to look like brick or stucco.
Next I rubbed Viva Decor Inka Gold in Old Silver over the painted, textured surface. The fourth photo shows the panel in the middle of this process. The upper half shows the effect of the Inka Gold; the Inka Gold hasn't been added yet to the lower half. This photo is also more accurate in terms of the card's actual color.
To finish the card, I trimmed it, wrapped it with linen thread, and adhered it to a kraft card base. Then I added a stamped sentiment. The stamp and the die cut used are from the Simon Says Stamp Apothecary Labels SetAL4. First I die cut and dry embossed the circle. Then I inked the stamp with Potter's Clay and Bahama Blue Memento Dew Drops. I used a Sakura gelly roll opaque white pen to add faux stitching. And added three green gemstones before adhering it with pop-dots.
For the second card, I really wanted to let the natural colors of the pearlescent blue modeling cream and the crushed garnet mixed with the molding paste to shine. I think the colors go well together. I applied the blue through Artistcellar's Ripples stencil and I love the results! Then I applied the crushed garnet mixture through Artistcellar's Square Rose stencil.
Once both textures were dry, I applied Antique Linen Distress Stain directly to the project. Both the modeling cream and the molding paste mixture are made with acrylics and will resist the Distress Stain - so it only affects the underlying watercolor paper. I squeeze some Distress Stain out onto my non-stick craft sheet and used a paint brush to apply it to some of the tighter areas between the textures, and then set it aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts CL129 Anytime Messages onto vellum using Versamark watermark ink. Then I heat embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed the vellum and then ran it through my Xyron to apply adhesive evenly to the entire piece.
I trimmed the textured panel and adhered it to a cream card base. Then I adhered the vellum strip. To finish it off, I added a red heart gemstone from Hero Arts. It is supported underneath with a large glue dot, so it won't go anywhere.
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