Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fun, Brayered, Mosaic Background- Another New Technique for Me :-)

Hi Again Stampers! 

I had so much fun with the Just Add Ink's "Just Add A New Technique" the other week, that I knew I wanted to create a card for this week’s Just Add Ink JAI163 "Just Add A Fun Background” Challenge.  

I decided to incorporate Ann’s lovely PP143 Sketch Challenge at The PaperPlayer’s and since I used Sizzix products, it also is another example for the SU-Only Challenges SUO69 Anything Sizzix Challenge.    Again, if you have the time, check out all of these sites for wonderful ideas and inspiration!

To create this card:

Using your brayer (I use three separate brayers for this technique), lightly brayer a random pattern of Bashful Blue Classic Ink onto a piece of Glossy White cardstock.  Add another random layer of Baja Breeze followed by a light random layer of  Marina Mist Classic Ink.
Spritz the inked background with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% alcohol) and let it dry a bit.  Ink the ledger stamp from The Open Sea using Midnight Muse Classic Ink and randomly stamp over the entire panel (it will run a bit since it is still slightly wet but this is OK- part of the distressed look).   

Now here’s where it becomes interesting…tear the panel into various size pieces and use a Sponge Dauber to heavily ink the edges with Midnight Muse Classic Ink (distressing some of the edges by hand- fair warning, your fingers will get inky in this process :-)).

Re-layer the torn edges in an overlapping mosaic pattern onto a piece of lightweight paper (I made the mistake of using Whisper White cardstock and ended up having to tear them off again for the final card since it was too thick).  

Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder to emboss the entire panel and then, tear again in thirds.  Ink the edges again to hide the white core (again, this is where I made my mistake and had to disassemble the entire mosaic and re-apply to my Whisper White card base). 

While you are working with the Big Shot™,  emboss a piece of Designer Series Paper for the central layer of the sketch along with a few strips for the horizontal banners with the Square Lattice EF (I used the retired DSP, Nautical).

Stamp the globe image, compass, anchor and sentiment onto Glossy or Whisper White cardstock using Midnight Muse Classic Ink.  Punch or cut out the globe image and compass (along with a corresponding layer of Midnight Muse cardstock for each) and use the Big Shot™ with the Bitty Banners Framelits to cut out the sentiment.  Carefully hand cut around the anchor.

Add the anchor to the globe layer with a Pewter Brad as well as adding a brad to the center of the compass.   Layer per the sketch and add the ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon bow to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea, Itty Bitty Banners

Ink: Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Midnight Muse

Paper/Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, retired Nautical DSP, Glossy White

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits™, Punches- 1 ¼”, 1 3/8” and 2 ½” Circle, 1” Square (for banner points on strips), Pewter Brads, Brayer, Sponge Dauber, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint, ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Thanks again for visiting!  So what do you think of this fun background created using the Mosaic Brayer Technique (not sure if this is a formal technique or not:-))?  Too busy, too vintage or just right?  If you have the time, let me know- your comments mean so much to me :-)

Stop by again soon- have a fabulous Tuesday!!


Nance Leedy said...

What a cool technique, Julie! All those bits look like a series of wonderful vintage maps--just like a ship's captain would have! Love all the texture too and such a clever use of Ann's sketch! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Vicki Hodgman said...

What a clever technique Julie. Thanks so much for sharing it. I will have to give it a go. This card looks terrific. Vx

Christine Blain said...

Very cool, Julie - looks like so much fun to create! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Nikki Spencer said...

Another great card Julie! love the textured look of this technique and lovely colours. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous technique and card Julie! Thanks so much for playing with us at JAI this week!

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, Julie! What an amazing technique! A lot of love went into this card and I envy the lucky recipient. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

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