Yikes - It's July already! So it's definitely summer in the northern hemisphere! If it's hot where you live - get inside with the air-conditioning or fans and get to work on this fun CAS Mix Up challenge!
Bonnie is our host this month and this is her challenge:
And here is the card I created using Stamps, Tissue Paper, Paints, Stencils and Rhinestones!
I used Deli paper which is like tissue paper. I purchased it at a class run by Dina Wakley at a now (sadly) closed craft shop in New Hampshire. I bought 2 packages of it and this is the first time I pulled it out to use again!
Here are a few photos of my process.
I got out my Gelli Plate (another item I rarely use as I'm not always happy with what I get when I play!) the Deli sheets and I picked out 3 colors of paint to use - Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Opaque Chalk Acrylics in Guacamole, Sky and Haystack.
I watched this video linked over at the challenge -
Layering Technique with Gelli Print Tissue by Birgit Koopsen
I got out 4 stencils and a stamp - top left - Mosaic Swirl/Dina Wakley, top right - Machinations #5347/Stencil Girl, bottom left - dragonfly stamp from Classics #1 set/Tim Holtz, middle bottom Intersecting Brick Circle #S137/Stencil Girl, and bottom right - Mid Century Modern Elements #S118/Stencil Girl.
For each stencil - I brayered color onto my Gelli Plate, put a stencil over it, then laid a deli sheet over it, pressed the paper over the stencil with my hand then pulled off the paper. Then I removed the stencil and laid a clean sheet of deli paper over the Gelli Plate - smoothed it over with my hand and pulled off the paper - giving a positive and negative print for each stencil as seen below. For the stamp - I brayered the paint over the Gelli Plate and stamped the stamp onto the plate then onto the deli paper (I forgot to do a negative printing for the stamp (drat!)
For this card - I chose 3 of the stenciled papers and ripped off small strips. I followed the instructions on the video- brushing Liquitex Matte Medium onto a 4" x 5 1/4" panel of white cardstock, laying a Deli paper strip over it, and then brushing Liquitex again over the stenciled piece. I did the same steps for each piece I layered on. I let the panel dry. Then I cut down the panel so there would be lots of white around it to make it CAS. I adhered the panel to my card base, stamped on the sentiment and added 3 rhinestones.
This was a fun challenge and showed me I need to play more with my Gelli Plate
and with Tissue Paper!
The challenge is open until July 24. You will find links to other techniques using Tissue Paper as well as lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team and our July Guest Designer Sue - over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge here.
Stamps: Signature Greetings - PTI, Classic - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink: True Black - PTI
Paper: White - PTI, Deli Paper
Accessories: Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Opaque Chalk Acrylics, rhinestones - Kaiser, Gelli Plate, Breyer - Ranger, Liquitex Matte Medium, Mosaic Swirl Stencil - Dina Wakley, Mid Century Modern Elements, Interlocking Brick Circle and Machinations stencils - Stencil Girl.