Saturday, May 31, 2014
Life is A Matter of Moments- Another Experiment :-)
I wanted to share a few more of the background panels I created with my new Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate (along with some old acrylic paints I had on hand and various embossing folders).
Since a few of the cards incorporate metal brads, buckles, etc. they will qualify for the Craft Hoarder’s Anonymous Blog Challenge #8- Show Us Some Metal or Glass as well as the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability MIX26 Stencils. This card was also created using the NachoAverage NAC91 Sketch Challenge.
I am going to create separate posts for each card to help with linking to the various challenge sites- I hope you will have time to check out each link to see the fantastic samples of the Design Teams and other entrants.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Sizzix™ Tim Holtz® Textured Fades™ Clock Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock and set aside (for use in a few minutes).
Apply a few drops of gold acrylic paint onto the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate and use a Brayer to thinly spread the paint but make sure it is thick enough not to dry too quickly.
Lay down a piece of Watercolor Paper over the printing plate (this card was created using a scrap piece of the Watercolor Paper), smooth with the brayer or your hand to cover the paper and carefully peel away from the plate. Reapply the gold paint and continue with a few more prints.
FYI- if you are interested in using the Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate, there are a few videolinks in the Splitcoaststampers forum as well as searching YouTube®.
Apply a few drops of Soft Black and Midnight Blue Acrylic Paints and smooth with the brayer to mix the paint. Lay the embossed piece of Whisper White cardstock over the paint, smooth with your hand or a brayer, lift up and set aside for use again.
Lay the gold side of the Watercolor Paper onto the printing plate, smooth with your hand or brayer and lift up (the raised areas of the embossing piece should show against the gold paint).
Continue to repeat the above steps on the additional Watercolor Paper gold panels (if you created more than one)- FYI- I have found that I am creating approximately 10-12 background panels in one session with the printing plate as I experiment with different folders and paint colors (I will be sharing more of the experiments soon).
Once the initial panels were finished and dry (you can use a Heat Tool to speed up the drying process), re-insert the printed piece back into the same embossing folder that was used as the “stencil” and re-emboss using the Big Shot™.
Apply another thin layer of Gold Paint onto the printing plate and roll the paint from the Brayer onto the original Whisper White embossed panel (the one that was used as the “stencil” and is now covered with blue/red paint) – this way you can use the original embossing panels as well as the print panels- nothing is wasted!!
After the layer for this card is dry, gently rub the Silver Encore™ Pigment ink pad across the top of the embossing to give the panel even more of a metallic look. Trim the panel and apply to a layer of Basic Black cardstock and again onto a layer of Midnight Muse cardstock.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock. Mount this embossed piece onto a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock and again onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, mount the entire panel onto the Whisper White card base.
Stamp (or in this case print the sentiment from My Digital Studio (MDS) using the stamp brush set, Elements of Style) onto Whisper White cardstock. Trim and create the banner points uing the Hexagon Punch, layer onto Basic Black cardstock and use the punch to create banner points as well and add the small scrap strip of Midnight Muse behind the entire sentiment layer (also creating banner points with the Hexagon Punch).
Adhere the layered printed panel to the card front, add the metal clock embellishment (from the retired Tea Times Trinkets Collection) using Black Hemp Twine to the back of the sentiment (add the Whisper White circle for the clock face behind the embellishment) and adhere the sentiment onto the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style (MDS verison)
Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Encore™ Pigment Ink- Silver, Acrylic Paints- Gold, Soft Black, Midnight Blue
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Brushed Gold, Watercolor
Accessories: Big Shot™, Square LatticeTextured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sizzix™ Tim Holtz® Texture Fades™ Clock Embossing Folder, Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate, Brayer, Hexagon Punch, retired Black Hemp Twine, retired Tea Times Trinkets Collection
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- I hope all of you have a great weekend and I will be sharing more of the background panels soon!