Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams- Tissue Paper Watercolor

Hi Friends!!

Wow, this week has been so busy!  I have been wanting to try the Tissue Watercolor Technique for the CASMix-Up July Challenge and finally had a chance this evening!  

 I used Loll’s tips from her wonderful video (here) and decided to try her technique with the addition of heat embossing as well.

I also incorporated the CAS(E) This Sketch #231 Challenge, the Splitcoaststampers CC642 Color Challenge and the Addicted to Stamps and More #251 “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.

If you have not already had a chance to visit the above challenge sites, I hope you will do so- so much inspiration from their Design Teams as well as in their galleries!

To create this card:

1). Using Tranquil Tide and Soft Sky Classic Ink, tap the pads onto a silicone craft mat, spritz with water, use a plastic spoon (or palette knife) to mix the ink a bit and lay a piece of tissue paper into the ink (smooshing very gently with your fingers to moisten all of the tissue).  Carefully lift up the tissue paper and set onto a paper towel to dry.  My first layer was a bit light so I added additional ink until I was satisfied with the color.

2). Using a craft glue, spread the glue over an entire piece of white cardstock, squishing the tissue a bit to create more ridges and allow the panel to dry (I did use a heat tool to speed up the process- I am so impatient!).  De-static the panel with an Embossing Buddy®, gently rub the Versamark™ ink pad over the ridges, apply Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.

3). De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Embossing Buddy®, ink the splatter image from Dragonfly Dreams and the sentiment from Rose Wonder with Versamark™ ink and stamp onto the panel.  Apply Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.  Trim the panel and mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.

4). Create the banner from Silver Foil using the Big Shot™ with the MFT Blueprints 16 Dies, cut in half and adhere to the card front.

5). Die cut the tissue panel with a medium frame from the retired MFT Fancy Ticket STAX dies and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

Close uo of the tissue background 
6). Stamp the dragonfly image from Dragonfly Dreams using archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat set the ink and watercolor with Tranquil Tide and Pool Party Classic Ink.  Die cut with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™, mount onto the card front and use dimensional foam below the wings.

7). To finish off the card, apply shimmer to the wings using a Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen and add a few drops around the sentiment and on the tissue panel with Nuvo™ Gray Mist Jewel Drops.
I wish the shimmer showed better in the photo- this card definitely shines IRL :-)

Also, I have to say that I absolutely love this tissue paper technique- thanks Loll for the fabulous instructions!   I am so thrilled that I decided to try this (I have a few scraps from this panel for another card) plus I am looking forward to playing around with different colors and inks in the future!  Loll, you have definitely converted me- lol!

Stamp Sets: Dragonfly Dreams, Rose Wonder (both current Stampin’ Up!)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, Versamark™ Ink, Classic SU! Ink- Tranquil Tide, Pool Party; Nuvo™ Grey Mist Jewel Drops, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Silver Foil, Tissue Paper

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits™, MFT Blueprints 16 Dies, retired MFT Fancy Ticket STAX Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for visiting- hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!


Bonnie said...

The color and texture of your tissue paper is gorgeous, Julie! I love how you've used the banner and dragonfly too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

OMG!!! This is gorgeous. Love the texture and beautiful butterfly. Thank you for sharing your card with ATSM!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Julie. Love the design with your splatter-stamped background and embossing. So much gorgeous shimmer on this card! And your tissue paper is gorgeous colours and more shimmer with the heat embossed creases. Your dragonfly looks right at home. :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! I'm totally obsessed with tissue paper now. :) It's a lot of fun to work with.

Daniela Dobson said...

Looking around to play in some challenges and this card totally jumped at me. Absolutely beautiful !

nancy littrell said...

I agree Julie..Loll's video is fabulous and so is your beautiful tissue paper card. Love how you incorporated all the challenges too. So happy you were able to play along with us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs..

Susan said...

Wonderful shades of green - gorgeous with the silver! Great work on the tissue technique and a beautiful dragonfly! Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

Chrissy Larson said...

This is super gorgeous!!

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