Thursday 16 June 2022

The great outdoors

 I recently hosted a workshop on creating cards with an outdoors theme, using the latest release by Fabscraps - C141 The great outdoors.

This paper collection features the most interesting textures and images for a range of outdoors interests and activities, including fishing, hiking, 4-wheel drive adventures, bird watching and camping.

Attendees were advised to decide on a theme for their cards and then group the fussy-cut elements according to that.

They learned three techniques for making embellishments by imprinting with rubber stamps into layers of hot ultra-thick embossing powder. The technique we used was to first dab embossing ink onto a piece of torn greyboard and adding a layer of ultra-thick embossing powder onto that. After it was heated with a heat tool to melt completely, another layer of embossing powder was added and heated. While that is still hot, press a rubber stamp with a botanical theme into the embossing powder and hold it for a few seconds. Use wax to add some colour and highlights - the result is a patina look. 

The second technique to create embellishments, was to paint metal charms with black gesso and, when dry, to add colour and highlights, using wax.

The third technique for making embellishments, is to adhere kitchen foil to cardstock and then die cut leaves using a die that shows veins on the leaves. After cutting out, add some alcohol  inks for colour.

Thank you for popping in.

Happy crafting, until next time.

Marie Smith

1 comment:

  1. Sjoe Marie. Very interesting techniques. Thank you for sharing. Love the paper too.