Working out of my comfort zone this month with the color green! But boy did I enjoy myself using all these amazing rich colors in this papercrafting project. Look at the effects you can achieve by combining different shades of greens together for a striking background.
Time: 30 minute
On smooth white cardstock add at least four shades of Tsukineko’s dye inkers in green.
Mist the ink drops with water to make the different colors bleed and run into each other. Make sure to cover the entire sheet of cardstock.
Use a heat gun to dry the inked background. Add more colors and repeat the process as need be. The ink will lighten slightly when dry.
Use a decorative embossing folder to add texture to your colored cardstock. Here I used an embossing folder by Anna Griffin.
Use Brilliance DewDrops in Pearlescent Ivy and Pearlescent Thyme to lightly ink over the embossed areas. The shimmering inks will add a slight shine to the raised areas giving it a beautiful effect.
Stamp circles and texture using the Dina Wakely stamps (or stamps of choice) and VersaFine Onyx Black onto white cardstock. Dina Wakely stamps offer textured designs which you can see in the script in the photo above. Cut the circles out and brush with shades of green acrylic paint. Leave the stamped circles to dry for a while and then add gold shaded areas using Delicata Golden Glitz using your finger. Remember to use only a small amount of inker at a time on your finger – less is more in this case.
Stamp sentiment with VersaFine Onyx Black and decorate to match the mixed media style. Finish the design by arranging the embossed card panel as the base, then circle stamps, and top with the stamped sentiment and embellishments in the style you wish.
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- Delicata Inker – Golden Glitz
- Brilliance DewDrop – Pearlescent Thyme, Pearlescent Ivy
- Tsukineko Dye Inker – Chartreuse, Spring Green, Bottle Green
- Craft Mat
- Cardstock – white
- Anna Griffin – Embossing Folder
- Carabelle Studio – stamp
- Dina Wakley – stamp
- Diamanté – stars, mini clip, etc
- Spray bottle