I hope you've all had a wonderful week! Lots of shimmer in today's tutorial...but actually not as much as I had expected...let me show you...
Products I used:
- A2 size card base
- Panel of Bristol board - mine was bigger than the card base so I could cut it down
- Dream Weaver Embossing paste - just the standard paste (it's white)
- Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Moss, Emerald Green, Lobster, Dijon, It's Yellow
- Palette knife or squeegee or credit card
- Painters Tape
- Background stencil - Newton's Nook Tropical Leaves
- Flower Stencil - Love From Lizi - Tropical Stencils
- Panel Die - Wonky Stitch Die
- Scissors for fussy cutting the flower
- Sentiment die and coordinating card stock - I used Mirriboard
- Sequins for embellishments
- Foam Tape/squares
- Glue/tape runner
- Wink of Stella or other clear shimmer pen
First I taped my stencil down over my Bristolboard panel with the painters tape. Then, I smeared some of the embossing paste onto my craft mat and added some of the green ...notice I had 2 greens and 2 yellows. I started with the Moss and smeared some onto the stencil. Next I kept adding a smear of the paste and adding the different colors. I wanted a variegated effect.
It was fairly messy, but I applied a thicker coat than I normally would and just tried to make sure it was relatively smooth before I removed the stencil. When I did remove the stencil, this is what I got:
I was able to get the look I wanted. I only used the one color - Lobster - for the flower. I let these dry for a few hours. So, working with this embossing paste is a bit different than working with glitter paste. When glitter paste dries (...and we all know how fast that happens!!!) it is extremely hard and brittle. This did not dry nearly as fast (great for cleaning up the stencil and work surface) and it remains playable when it's dry. So that resulted in 2 things: 1) it allowed me to die cut the panel with absolutely no problem at all and 2) the glitter from the glimmer mist completely disappeared!!!!!!! Not sure why that happened, but there was not even a glint! What that allowed me to do was use a clear glitter pen - like a Wink of Stella - over some of the leaves and the flower so they would shimmer. I was really pleased with the result.
After diecutting the panel with the wonky stitch die I die cut the sentiment out of mirriboard and adhered it to the panel and fussy cut the flower and adhered that. I glued the panel onto the card base, added some sequins to the flower and it was done!
I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial and will give it a try! Dream Weaver also makes a translucent embossing paste that I'd like to try...I think some really cool effects could be done with that along with the glimmer mists!
Talk to you all next week!
Happy paper crafting and remember...it's only paper!