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Saturday, 9 November 2013

November 3rd - Slap It On

The projects this month were inspired by a swap project I had done earlier in the year.

The swap project was done of a piece of mountboard measuring 13 cm by 13 cm.

As the latest trend seems to be decorating MDF pieces measuring 6 inches by 6 inches, the pattern had to be scaled up and modified for the first project.
The second project.

The third project.
Each piece of wood, for projects one and two. was initially Gesso'd, then painted with neutral emulsion.   Then given a second coat of the neutral emulsion, and while this was still wet, a dark colour was blended in.  Then the wet paint was splattered with water and allowed to dry for about 30 minutes, when it was blotted with kitchen roll, creating a distressed look. and then was allowed to dry thoroughly.
Then the music and cog patterns were stamped on tissue paper (the blow your nose type, not the wrapping paper type), and these were then ripped up and stuck onto the boards using wet glue (Slap it on, mod podge, etc).
For the third project some floral serviettes were cut up, and the flowers applied around the edges using wet glue.
It is important that the whole board is given a coating of glue, so that you don't get dull and shiny bits.
Then the boards were stamped on and embossed, shapes etc cut out and applied to the boards.  For projects one and two, gilding flakes where applied around the edges.
So a lot of different techniques were used.


October - Resisting

This month I took some of the projects from the SplitCoastStampers website on resist techniques and with a few minor alterations turned then into worksheets for my class.

Wax Paper Resist

This is where you take a sheet of wax paper, screw it up, flatten it out, and then iron it onto some glossy card and then apply ink.

Wax Paper Embossing Folder Resist

Instead of screwing up the wax paper, run it through a machine in an embossing folder, then iron and ink.

Embossing Resist
Stamp an image with versamark and then heat emboss with white embossing powder, then ink over the top.

Versamark (Ghosting) Resist
Stamp the image in versamark on glossy, then allow to dry, then ink up.

September - Masking

This month we practiced using Masks to create an overall picture.
This was the first project card.
Stamp the vase, mask it.
Stamp the table and flowers.
Add some zentangling and then assemble card


This was the more advanced project card.
Stamp the vase and mask it.
Colour the flower stamp in two colours using distress pens.
Change vase mask, so vase can be seen but not the background.
Stamp crackle through the mask.
Sponge through the mask.
Apply Versamark through the mask.
Add embossing powder and heat.
Assemble card.

These two cards used the same stamp repeatedly and several masks of the image to create the background.
On one the right bits of the slices have been coloured and on the other, the wrong bits have been coloured, using promarkers.
This one had to practice placement of the girls so it looked right on copy paper first.
Stamp the girls and then mask them.
Stamp the wall twice to get it the right length - use a fine liner black pen to join up the two pieces of wall if necessary.
Need to make sure that the masks are cut well, so that the wall goes in the all between areas of the girls.