Hello everyone, I have a project to share with you today that featured on last month's TV shows on Hochanda.
This project was created using the fabulous Drawing Cartridge
paper, which is such a great product. I love to use smooth watercolour
paper in a lot of my projects, which can be a bit pricy. Cartridge paper
is a cheaper alternative, and this paper from the website is perfect
for adding water, and lightweight enough for fussy cutting. It is smooth
enough for stamping as well, so a good all rounder for your projects.
started my project by blending bands of Peeled Paint and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide Ink across the
background, and then spritzed them with water for a mottled effect. Once
the background had dried naturally, I added a circle mask, and stamped a
harlequin image from the Harlequin Fragments
stamp set around the masked area, using a deep Fired Brick Distress Ink, mixed
in with a little Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. I added some extra shading around the edge of
the mask, before removing the mask.
On another piece of
the cartridge paper, I added some colour using green, red, yellow and
orange Distress Oxide Inks, and then stamped some of the flowers and a
butterfly from the Butterfly Poppy Collage stamp set, using Versafine
Onyx Black Ink. I heat set the images and cut them out. I stamped a
sentiment from the Loving Sentiments stamp set into the circle aperture created underneath the mask, using the black ink as before.
added large black brads to the flowers to loosely give the illusion of the
flowers being poppies, before attaching them to the card, and added some
leafy die cuts. Finally, I adhered the background to a large black card