Monday, January 26, 2015
I Love Blue Denim
I had a chance to play just for fun in my craft room this weekend and here is the card I came up with.
I started by making my own background. First I painted some chipboard with Paisley Blue Acrylic paint from Folk Art. Then I covered it with Lake Wanaka Fresco Finish Paint from Paper Artsy and using a technique that Sue Carrington showed recently on Paper Artsy, I dried it slightly with my heat gun and then wiped some back with a baby wipe. I repeated the process with a coat of Antarctic Fresco Finish.
I added some Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste through a Chevron stencil from Prima and then used Faded Jeans Distress Ink from Ranger through a Dylusions stencil called Letter Jumble and through a Wendy Vecchi stencil called Polka Dotty.
Next I added a bit of stamping using the harlequin square from Wendy Vecchi's Large Collage stamp (I have chopped my stamp up to make nine little stamps). At this point I changed my mind about what I wanted to do and covered the background with a layer of crumpled up tissue paper. Then I went back and did more stamping with three more of the sections from Wendy's stamp. I used her Watering Can Archival Ink with no block. So now there is some stamping under and on top of the tissue.
The next step was to make the heart, which was hand cut, covered with Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste and then inked with Fired Brick Distress Ink when it was dry.
I made the flowers from some denim fabric that I bought to make a skirt for my Granddaughter but before I could get it done, she decided that Grandma's hand made clothes were not cool anymore - LOL. The large flower is made from a 1" strip of denim that I folded in half and glued on the long edge. The folded edge was then cut every quarter inch or so. Using my hot glue gun and starting on the outer edge, I glued the strip to a circle of card stock spiraling in towards the centre. I added a button for the centre and a hand cut denim leaf. It is hard to see in the photo but the flower is quite frayed. The other two flowers were just strips that were rolled and glued to card stock circles with little hand cut leaves.
I cut a couple of flourishes from some scrap Recollections card stock using a Spellbinders Venetian Motifs die and then made a sentiment from one of the stamps in Wendy Vecchi's The Beauty of Art set. I stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white card stock with Versamark and then embossed it with Wendy's Watering Can Embossing Powder. The next step was to hand cut around it and ink it with some Stormy Sky Distress Ink.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Artist Trading Post Exchange - Flower Power
Try it on Tuesday - Add Some Fabric
The Stamping Boutique - Make Your Own Background
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Something New for the New Year (I have never tried making the large flower style and never used denim for flowers before)
Make Art Challenge - Embossing Paste