Are you ready ?
I receive a lot of thank-you cards from charities. And I don't send a lot of cards. And would I send such cards, my friends would think I don't care a lot about them, otherwise I would send them my own home made cards...
And I hate to waste things...
Hence this tutorial !
I started gessoeing the cards with a rough brush to create structure, I have completed with a small cap on the left card and a credit card on the right one :
I then sprayed the cards with inks and let the ink drip
and wiped the remaining with a kitchen roll
I wanted to have a try on a technique...
... but it didn't work as I wanted to... so I spread the paint on the whole of the cards
and sprayed ink again...
I made circles with white and turquoise-blue acrylics on the circle dots Mask :
and used another mask from my stash to make small dots in white :
Some blue paint on the Dots stamp in the Backgrounds
and Cobalt archival ink on the Sequin one
Plum Archival ink on a Chevrons Element, and charcoal pencil around the circles to underline :
Some drops of white here and there, then I coloured the edges with the remaining of my blue melange, applied with an umbrella brush for a random effect :
Here it is !
Now it lacks of a bit of sentiment, doesn't it ? I stamped these Grungy greetings on to a background :
and... do you remember ? I showed you this technique some time ago, here :
I stamped the Neil Walker's Franswar on to this page :
and here he is :
I have taken the opportunity of a quick sunshine to take the pictures of the finished cards in my backyard :
And... last but not least... don't throw your paper towels away ! I will show you how to make recycled cards with it... stay tuned !
Thank you so much for stopping by, I am always looking forward to reading your comments below...
A tout bientôt !