Saturday, May 31, 2014

MIX26 More Fun with Creating Faux Metal Background Panels :-)

Hi Again Stampers!!

Here are 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).   

These two cards were created with the same embossing folder- both were created for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability MIX26 Stencils Challenge and one also utilizes the Nacho Average NAC91 Sketch Challenge (sentiment on opposite side).

Again, I hope you will take the time to check out each challenge site to see the fantastic samples of the Design Teams and other entrants. 

The basic steps to create both cards:

Use the Big Shot™ with the Sizzix™ Tim Holtz® Textured Fades™ Compass 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.

For the first card:

Apply a few drops of Soft Black, Soft White 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 (this print also picked up some of the Pueblo Red paint from a previous print) :-) 

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).

For the second card:

Apply Midnight Blue and Silver 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).

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 the first 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 Brushed Silver cardstock.
Close-up of some of the detail :-)

Mount the panel onto another layer of Basic Black cardstock and add to the Whisper White card base.

Add the layered sentiment from Wetlands to finish off the card.

For the second card:

After the layer for the second card is dry, use the AquaPainter™ with Blackberry Bliss and Midnight Muse Classic Ink to add additional color (spritz with water and dry with the Heat Tool).
 
Ink the En Francais stamp using Midnight Muse Classic Ink and stamp over the compass image (pressing in the non-embossed areas only). 

Gently rub the Silver Encore™ Pigment ink pad across the top of the embossing to give the panel a metallic look.  Trim the panel and mount onto a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock.

Add to the layered card base (created from scraps of Brushed Silver cardstock, Blackberry Bliss and Midnight Muse cardstock).

Add the layered sentiment to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Wetlands (MDS version)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Encore™ Pigment Ink- Silver, Acrylic Paints- Gold, Soft Black, Midnight Blue

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Midnight Muse, Blackberry Bliss, Brushed Silver, Watercolor

Accessories: Big Shot™, Sizzix™ Tim Holtz® Texture Fades™ Compass Embossing Folder, Gelli Arts® Gel Printing Plate, Brayer, Hexagon Punch, 3/8” Blackberry Bliss Stitched Ribbon (card #2), retired Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware (Card #2)


Thanks again for visiting- have a great weekend!

5 comments:

Yapha said...

Wow!! Those are absolutely amazing cards! Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges!

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

These are amazing, Julie! So unique and artsy- love them! TFS your talent through your blog!

Tammy Fite said...

another stunner!

Kathya said...

Love the colors you used on these cards! Beautiful Julie! So happy the Nacho sketch inspired you to create these gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining us!

Rose said...

These are amazing cards but appear to be a lot of work. I like with with metal and am glad we have some alcohol ink markers that will work on metal. Thanks for sharing these-

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