Hello all! I am back again with more creations that were made for the new color release for Salvaged Patina. These cards were created with a couple backgrounds that I made while playing around with the inks and spray stains.
One of my favorite background techniques is mono-printing using layering stencils.
The inks and sprays are inked directly onto the stencil (Doodle Art 2 THS142), spritzed with water, then you lay the the stencil on top of a piece of watercolor paper or mixed media heavy stock (a paper that takes on water well). Once the stencil is placed onto the paper, you lay a piece of paper towel over the stencil to sop up the extra ink. Pretty easy and satisfying! Salvaged Patina blended beautifully with every color combo that I tried. I just can’t explain my love for this color… It’s GORGEOUS!
Here’s a look at the color combo that I used for these cards. Salvaged Patina (of course) Fossilized Amber, and Seedless Preserves. The lighter printed backgrounds were made with the second and third prints off of the first spritzes of inks and sprays. The inky background was created by mopping up the leftover inks left on the craft and media mat. Then after the backgrounds were dried with a heat tool, I blended Salvaged Patina filling in any white areas with a blending tool.
Once I had made my backgrounds, I began cutting pieces of flowers using the Large Funky Flowers thinlet set and cut out a couple Stacked Postage pieces and Funky Wreath. I also cut out a lady bug using the new Funky Bugs thinlet set.
I scribbled bits of ink and water onto the pieces using a detail water brush, dried them with my heat tool and did this until I had a good amount of them.
The larger flowers were layered with another cutting in white to layer behind.
I rubbed the background with an embossing anti-static bag, then stamped a handwritten stamp randomly to the paper using Distress Embossing ink, then sprinkled the inked areas with White Embossing Powder and embossed it with a heat tool. The postage piece was stamped and embossed in the same way, except using the Batik Background Stamp (CMS327) after it was heat embossed, I spritzed it with some water and Salvaged Patina Spray Stain, then dried it with my heat tool. Next, I stitched around the edge of the postage piece, because stitching things is my favorite. 😉
Originally, I had only planned on making one card, but as with anything Sizzix, I cut out way more pieces than I actually need…hey, when you’re having fun, you just roll with it.
But, as I was shuffling the pieces around, I layered a couple of them to the side and on top of the other background. I noticed how they fell onto it, and it looked just as pretty as the card I was working on. So what was one, became two… I stamped a couple greetings (Crazy Talk CMS236 & Seasonal Scribbles CMS386) onto scraps of paper using embossing ink, white embossing powder and trimmed them to create the look of a banner.
I stitched around the edges of both the backgrounds, then the cards were assembled and adhered to card bases.
I applied a couple vintage buttons to the centers of a couple of the flowers and with that, my cards were complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Have a great week!
Products used to create these cards- Salvaged Patina Products, Fossilized Amber, Seedless Preserves Spray Stains, Doodle Art 2 Layering Stencil THS142, Funky Florals Large, Funky Bugs, Funky Wreaths, Stacked Postage, Botanical & Batik CMS327, Crazy Talk CMS236, Seasonal Scribbles CMS386, Embossing Ink, White Embossing Powder, Sewing Machine and Thread, Vintage Buttons
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