You will need:-
Card (I used pieces that had been drawn on or were a colour that I knew I wouldn't use)
Temporary glue (I used a spray glue)
Mixed media - I used texture paste, Paper Artsy Infusions, Marion Smith Colour Lab
- For my first stencil I chose an all over rose pattern. I cut it from white card and used temporary adhesive to attach it to another piece of card.
- I sprinkled various colours of Infusions onto the cut out parts and spritzed it with water.
- Then I carefully removed the stencil and admired the result.
- Next, I thought I would try some texture paste so I coloured a piece of gloss resist card with a distress ink pad. Cut an arabesque shape, sprayed the back with temporary adhesive, placed on my page and used a spatula to smooth the paste through the holes. Again I was very pleased with the results.
- Finally, inspired by the layout above, I decided to try to make some gloss resist card. I have bought several sheets recently and the average price is £1.75 per sheet! I cut a stencil from a piece of card and sprayed the back with temporary adhesive and attached to a piece of white card.
- I then dabbed an embossing pad over the whole of the the card, removed the stencil and sprinkled clear embossing powder all over the page. Once I had shaken off the excess I used a heat gun to set the powder.
- Finally, I used Marion Smith Color Lab sprays to colour the parts of the card that didn't have the embossed resist on.
- I don't think this one turned out quite as I would have hoped, the embossing was a little patchy but that was down to the execution and not the technique.
I had so much fun trying out the different techniques and have already used the texture paste and stencil one for a class I taught earlier in the month.