Monday, June 26, 2017

First Attempt- Texture Paste

I have been learning about different textures you can use on your cards from Mixed Media Tips and Techniques for Beginners with May Flaum. Many of these were new to me because I normally just stamp, color, and put my card together. I ran up to Michael's and picked up a few things. I couldn't go crazy with supplies but I picked up a few I thought I would use.

The one I tried yesterday was whipped spackle. I used it was a palette knife and my Tim Holtz stencil set 5. I've become obsessed with stencils lately so I wanted to try my spackle with this one for a distressed look. I didn't put it on evenly because I wanted that worn look.

After the spackle dried I went to work putting my card together. I really didn't have any idea what I wanted to do before I started. I originally thought I would go with some flowers but (GASP!) I really only have 2-3 floral sets and none of them had the leaves I was looking for. I turned to YouTube for inspiration. Of course, I found it from Jennifer McGuire:

 I decided to go with the wet on wet watercolor look. I crossed my fingers and went for it. I misted my paper with water and then put watercolor on it, blue and green. Because I"m impatient and my idea was coming together, I dried it with my heat tool. Then I used some butterfly dies that came in a magazine my wonderful husband bought for me a few months ago when I was sick. I die cut them, coated them with Versamark, and coated them with silver pearl embossing powder. That was a little tricky but I figured it out.

I cut of the white CS for the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner. I picked words from one of my favorite sets, SSS Uplifting Thought Among the Stars. I stamped it in Versamark and embossed with silver powder. Then I glued 3 different sized butterflies on the card front.  

This was not my typical card, but I'm in love with it! Thanks so much for looking at my card today.

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