Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy Friday!

Hi Papercrafters.  I hope you all had a great week.  I have been busy getting things together for a tabletop sale at a local scrapbook store.  Out with the old, so I can get some new!!!   I wanted to remind you that today is Faith Art Friday over on the Layers of Color blog.  I hope you will take a moment to hop over there and be encouraged and uplifted.  What better way to wrap up your week!

The card I'm sharing today was created using one of the Layers of Color art stencils and gesso.

It was inspired by a call for Stampers Anonymous to use gesso.  I really like how the background turned out.  The gesso adds great texture.

Project Details
I started with a piece of patterned paper by Basic Grey.  It is from their Basics Manilla 6 x 6 paper pad. 
1.  Apply light modeling paste using the Botanical Swirls art stencil and let it dry overnight.  It warped the paper a little.  I used my iron (against the backside) to flattened it out again. 
2.  Rub ink over the raised modeling paste design.  I used VersaMagic Perfect Plumeria by Tsukineko. 
3.  Apply brown around the edges. ( I used acrylic paint, but you could use ink as well)
4. Stamp butterflies with Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate by Tsukineko and cut out.
5.  Cut sentiment label using Spellbinders Labels 1 and ink edges with brown ink.  Stamp sentiment and adhere to panel.
6.  Adhere ribbon to front panel, wrapping ends around the edge of panel.
7.  Adhere panel to front of card.
8.  Add paper butterflies

Supply List
Stamp set : butterflies - Butterfly Collector art stamp set
sentiment - Hero Arts
Stencil - Botanical Swirls art stencil by Layers of Color
Patterned Paper : Basic Grey
Cream Cardstock : unknown
Gesso : Liquitex
Ink : Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate
Paint : Making Memories
Ribbon : Crafts Etc
Lace - Unknown

I hope you will consider using gesso on your next project.   Let me know if you try it.  I'd love to see what you create!

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Heather Rogers said...

Oh how beautiful Melissa. I love this butterfly set. I think it is probably my favorite butterfly stamp set ever. :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so whimsical, the soft colors is one I could die for, so romantic!!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Wonderful, Melisa! I'm so glad you explained how you made it. It's hard to tell how textured it is. I bet it's really cool in person. An inspiring technique on a lovely card! I love that you're such an adventurous artist!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Melisa - this is gorgeous - I am going to have to investigate this technique - it look fabulous! Your colours are so pretty and perfect with the LOC butterflies! I love coming to visit your blog - it is am 'Inspiration Hothouse!!' {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Oh Melissa this is beautiful as always!!! The gesso is something I've used on wood and such but not paper. I need to try it! Love your use of LOC images and the colors on this... soft and pretty!!! Have a great week sweetie!

Justine said...

Hey Girlie, this is beautiful! Are you getting excited about all the Fun new stuff Crafty Secrets is sharing?

Liz Williams said...

Love the look of your new blog layout. Great butterflies on your lovely card too. Hope you are enjoying our mild winters here in Houston!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a beautiful Melissa! Love the BG you created!

savvy teaching tips said...

Beautiful. I'm so glad you played with us at SR this week.

Sudha said...

Wow Melisa, its so artistic. I love it.

Jennie said...

This is beautiful Melisa, love those butterflies...

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