Pennywise Arts Blog Hop 2011: Of Eggs and Kimonos ***RRR***
You've arrived at Stamper's Quest's third featured project of this year's Pennywise Arts Blog Hop. If you have just arrived here and don't know about the Hop, please visit the Pennywise Arts Blog to learn all about it. If you haven't seen our featured article to begin hopping here on the Trail, click here to read it. We don't want you miss out on your chance to win fantastic prizes and blog candy!
Check out Marion's fun playing with the PWA microbeads! And if you leave her a little bit of love in the comment section, you can have a chance to win her Egg card, plus a chance to win the $25 shopping spree at the Pennywise Arts store! Sounds like a deal to me!
I must admit that I had seen a card done with a similar technique but using clear holographic glitter in a LSS. I wondered how they got such control of glitter in small areas. Well I believe in serendipity. The next day directions for the glitter techniques came across my desk from a blog. I wish I could tell you which one but I just reacted with “So that is how they did it.” and I deleted the link. I have always said my strength as an artist is my ability to wonder if one technique will work with another supply or medium. Well this one did.
The first card was my first try. The Easter Egg was simple and small enough to give me a quick play area.
The second card (Kimono) was taking it one step further and qualifies this for the RRR annual theme.
As an added bonus, it adds to the theme I have set for my Blog Week the end of April. If you want to know about the Peel Off Stickers I use so often and in so many ways, check in for my series of articles at the end of the month. You may know these stickers by other names, such as Outline stickers, Starform, Dazzles and several other names. I hope you check back then.
Finished card size: Both are 4.25 x5.5”
Supplies for both cards:
Egg card: None
Kimono card: Uknown
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad (Tsukineko)
Lemonade Adirondack ink pad(Ranger)
Mark it marker (Bic) or Copic markers
Solaris White Classic Crest (Neenah)
Spring Larch Petallics, Kimono card base (The Paper Cut)
Kimono Card, layer from artist stash (My guess would be a piece from a Die Cuts with a View stack by the texture and the white core.)PurpleFusion Pearlescent cardstock from assorted package, Kimono card base (The Paper Cut)
Glass Glitter Beads Clear CB-0000 (Penny Wise Arts)
Egg Peel off type vinyl sticker #899 (Starform)
Gold Happy Easter Peel off type vinyl sticker sentiment (Unknown)
Kimono Peel off type vinyl sticker, #088 (Starform)
Label Dies (Spellbinders)
Terrifically Tacky, O' So Sticky or any other strong double sided tape sheet
A Tidy Tray or box to contain the beads
Happy Easter Egg Card
- Choose a sticker that has larger open areas.
- Apply the sticker to one side of the O' So sticky type tape.
- Fold back a corner of the liner to the edge of the sticker in one spot to make it easier to remove later…Don’t ask how I know this.
- Cut as close to the edge of the sticker as you can, removing the excess tape. Leaving excess will give the beads a place to stick and you will be trying to trim it later…not an easy thing to do.
- Put the piece you are working on in a box or Tidy Tray and pour the clear glass glitter beads over the entire sticker and tape.
- Place the release sheet from the tape over the sticker and press to be sure you have good contact.
- Remove the release sheet and lift the sticker out of the beads. You might want to give it a good tap and then inspect it to be sure you have no bare areas.
- Return the extra bead to your storage container.
- Use the Copic or Bic marker to color the areas you want colored. Use a dabbing motion rather than a coloring motion to apply the color. Rubbing will remove some of the beads.
- Now remove the other liner piece (the one you folded back a little) and apply this to the layer of the card you want it on.
- Repeat the process for the base.
- Stamp your sentiment and layer the card. Yes I colored the peel off sticker to match. The die cut is the Spellbinder die sponged with Lemonade. Check back on my blog week to find out how. Add embellishments if desired.
Check out Marion's second card using a Kimono and beads. Gorgeous!
- The technique is basically the same except that instead of applying the sticker to the double sided tape first I applied the tape to a piece of decorative paper I had made years ago. Basically it is a paint scraping using pearlescent paints. I suspect they are from the Ranger dimensional paints but I really don’t know what they were. This is the RRR piece of the project…use what you have!
- Now remove the other side of the liner and apply the sticker. When you trim around the sticker you also cut through the background paper.
- Proceed as you did above with the microbeads.
- When you are ready to apply the piece to the card layers you now have the option of a glue runner or foam tape/pop dots added to the possibilities.
Have fun with this technique and stop back for my Blog Week if you want to know more ways to use these stickers.
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