Today's project has a sheer rainbow made from texture gel. This amazing product can be applied with a paint brush, through a stencil with a pallet knife, or left to dry then peeled and shaped. I created this card as a sampler of the uses for 3-D Glossy Gel from Calambour in the hopes that my local art store will begin stocking their products.
The first step is to paint the glossy gel onto a non-stick surface. I used plastic product wrapping. For an even surface use a pallet knife; for a more textured approach a paintbrush works well. The product takes a few hours to dry, depending on the thickness. Once the product is dry peel it from the plastic and cut or shape as desired. I ran the dried, yellow gel through my die-cut machine. I die-cut a boots and umbrella figure from tissue paper and painted an additional die-cut umbrella with the yellow gloss.
I used pale pink folded cardstock for the card blank. Using a paint brush I applied two colors of glossy gel to simulate a puddle.
I cut the legs off the tissue paper figure and glued them to the card front. Best Glue Ever adhered the tissue paper directly to the glossy gel puddle with no trouble at all.
More dots of Best Glue Ever, precisely placed with the No-Clog Writing Cap, hold the die-cut boots to the tissue paper. Even though the boots are sheer, Best Glue Ever holds them down without a smear or discoloring mark.
The coat portion of the tissue paper is lined with craft foam and then attached to the card, over the legs. Another helping of craft foam lines the yellow umbrella. Best Glue Ever holds the umbrella down, attaching craft foam to tissue paper easily.
The strips of color that compose the rainbow are peeled, trimmed, and stacked to form a single band. Best Glue Ever holds the rainbow to the card. The edges are trimmed after the rainbow is placed.
In my region rain almost always means mushrooms. I applied 3-D glossy gel through a stencil to create pink mushrooms. A toothpick and white glossy gel give the mushroom caps their spots and fill in the stalk.
This mixed media rainbow card has so many bright colors it glows with happiness. Best Glue Ever ensures messy spots and smears don't get in the way. The NO-Clog Writing Cap puts BGE exactly where it is wanted.
Hand painted flowers are extra lavish when completed with Canvas Corp products. The 8x8 Mixed Media paper pack of Bohemian Romance papers includes some lovely handmade papers. Check out the Canvas Corp blog to see how I turned those papers into the flowers on the layout below.
Today's project is a pair of cards that show you how to teach your burlap shapes not to fray! Burlap adds texture to hand made cards while keeping them thin enough to send by post. If you want even edges and defined shapes view the tutorial on the Canvas Corp Blog: The Creative Studio
Today's project is a layered Christmas card with a watercolor wreath. The deep red poinsettias are accented with glitter glue stems and foiled paper holly at the corners. Layers of red and grey cardstock are the perfect setting for this seasonal wish.
~ Merry Christmas ~
The first step with this card is to emboss, die-cut, and paint the wreath. Watercolors dry quickly, but the glitter glue accents will need to sit much longer.
The center piece of cardstock is 3.25 x 5.25". The corners are detailed with a holly punch and the sentiment is placed at the center. Gold pigment ink is layered with gold embossing powder and then heat embossed.
A rectangle of emerald green foiled paper lines the back of the center piece. Best Glue Ever holds the foil secure.
The center of the holly punches are decorated with red glitter glue.
The card base is 4 x 6" topped with a 3.75 x 5.75" rectangle of striped cardstock. Best Glue Ever holds these pieces together without a wrinkle.
The top piece is added with scant amounts of super strong Best Glue Ever.
When all is secure and dry, a thin ring of Best Glue Ever holds down the wreath.
The layers give this card a luxurious look and give Best Glue Ever a chance to really shine as it holds everything together. Stop by the ScraPerfect online store and buy yourself a couple bottles for your Christmas Card crafting.
This watercolored mermaid card is as lovely as it is easy to make. The watercolors were painted in pastels and dried to an attractive chalky finish. Fussy cut waves flow around this water beauty and fade away into the background. The quote reminds us to
~ Always Be A Mermaid ~
The first step in making this card was stamping and embossing the mermaid. I chose watercolor paper and clear embossing powder. The heat embossing defines borders that hold the watercolors in.
Water pens are a most universal tool and provide the just-right amount of water color for the pan of color. When painting the tail I went over all of it in the light blue. When that had dried I went back over it and added bright colors to a few scales. The hair was done very carefully, with drying time between each additional color.
I stamped the center of the card base with waves in a light grey ink. I dotted the mermaid with Best Glue Ever and placed her at the center. I left the tip of her tail free to curl over the wave.
The waves are stamped and then heat embossed with white embossing powder on grey cardstock.
I fussy cut the waves and added a stripe of Best Glue Ever to adhere craft foam.
Quick drying time and then a layer of Best Glue Ever on the craft foam prepared the waves for placement on the card.
The sentiment is stamped in purple ink and heat embossed with clear powder.
"Always Be Yourself,
Unless you can be a mermaid, them
Always be a Mermaid"
One final layer of Best Glue Ever adheres the base to the 4x6" card blank.
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The intricate details on the towers and walls are made with Calambour: Touch 3D Glossy Effect. This water based gel can be applied with a paint brush or through a stencil with a palette knife. Several hours are needed for drying time, but the results are stunning.
Here Ducat Gold is applied through a Pebbles stencil.
Light blue was added to the castle walls through another Pebbles stencil.
The upper level of the castle is decorated with Rich Gold through fine, brass stencils.
Calambour 3D Gel and Tattered Angels High Impact Paint are the perfect pairing for this fairy palace!
The background for this epic layout is made with a stencil and layers of Glimmer Glam. Shiny foiled paper makes the photo mat pop and multiple die-cuts add to the layers. The boy wears his mask like he is proud to be a
~ Fossil Face ~
The base of the layout is covered with a small print of circles, cubes, and stars. The central 8 inches of the paper is enhanced with sheer, sparkle paint, dabbed thru a stencil. To keep the colors clear I had to apply each color then wash and dry the stencil.
The photo mat is a rectangle of patterned paper topped with a rectangle of foiled paper. Best Glue Ever holds the foiled paper without leaving wet marks or wrinkles.
The die-cut arrows and gears are applied with thin strips or dots of Best Glue Ever.
An thin outline of Best Glue Ever holds the foil lined mandala strips to the layout.
Another layer of die-cuts, these with minuscule gluing surfaces, are added to the layout. The No-Clog Writing Cap places the glue exactly where it is needed.
A thin strip of Best Glue Ever attaches a strip of craft foam to the border stickers.
White, fabric thickers are painted with the same blue, glitter paint used with the stencil.
Each alpha is dotted with Best Glue Ever then placed on the layout.
From this angle you can see the dimension the craft foam gives the embellishments.
Although the finished product covers nearly half of the stenciled background, the colored circles still enhance the layout and give the page depth.
Supplies: Patterned Paper, Stickers:Photoplay Foiled Paper:Rinea
Cutting Dies:Echo Park, Avery Elle Stencil:Memory Box Alpha:American Crafts Glitter Paint:Tattered Angels