What will I be doing whilst away from my desk? Well I shall be playing at crafts with a pal/neighbour. We aim to try the bleeding art tissue technique. Before I go on to explain further, I'd like to share a make with you . . . . I recently shared a masculine card for an adult neighbour, using a car image and a tyre stencil but in a CAS style ... it occurred to me that it could be deployed to make a more "TEEN" card and this is it - I HOPE!!!
- White A6 (UK)/A2(U.S.), 300gsm, card blank and matching sized envelope
- Snippets of white card (for insert and image panel), blue card and black card (for matting)
- Small white card snippet coloured using Distress inks in: antique linen, weathered wood, faded jeans and black soot before flicking with water, allowing to develop and then blotting excess with paper towel and matting first on navy and then black card
- Stampers Anonymous car image stamped using Ranger Archival watering can ink
- Clearly Wordsworth sentiment stamped using Versafine blue ink
- Taping down my Tim Holtz "tyre tread" stencil I applied weathered wood ink through it using a small sponge dauber
- Recollections "splatter" image randomly stamped using Ranger Archival watering can and Distress Ink faded jeans inks
- Inkadinkado distress circles image stamped using the faded jeans ink.
- Then, because I thought it looked too much like the previous card I too the TCW mini distress stencil and small sponge dauber and deployed the honeycomb, lines and wavy lines sections of the stencil with the weathered wood and faded jeans inks.
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-
- Everybody Art challenge - No. 323 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
- Through The Craft Room Door - May 5th - 11th challenge - ANYTHING GOES
- Try It On Tuesday - 1960'S RETRO - reckon this car's pretty retro, don't you?
Want to know what the heck I'm wittering about? Check out Eileen's fab video below ..... ENJOY
|Tissue applied - think the first two were way too wet but ...|
we'll see what it looks like when I remove the tissue
|Hmm, pretty interesting though I do think the first two bled more than |
I expected and I LOVE the look of the pink and yellow flowers at the bottom
- Snippet of Bristol Board
- Bleeding Art Tissue - BRIGHTS
- EK Success large retro flower punch
- Paintbrush and water
- Tweezers - to remove the tissue, trust me, you WILL have badly stained fingers if you don't use tweezers!
|What WAS I thinking??!?!?!?!?!|
- Black card for matting
- Hero Arts triangle stencil through which I sponged Distress Ink in picked raspberry
- TCW mini distress stencil through which I sponged Distress Ink in spiced marmalade
- Inkadinkado ears of wheat (from their fabulous MEADOW set of clear stamps) stamped using Versafine onyx black ink
|Top piece was 160gsm card and the bottom 200gsm card|
|And a closer view which may show the matting layer background too|
|As usual, these days, my co-ordinating insert and envelope - the front is also decorated|
- White A6(UK)/A2(U.S.), 300gsm, car blank and matching sized envelope
- Snippet of cream linen effect card which I didn't need to cut any further!
- Snippet of white card - for matting - which I coloured with Distress Ink in picked raspberry DTP method before over stamping with a Stamplorations background grid using both the picked raspberry and also dusty concorde inks
- Using my EK Success retro flower punches in medium and large I cut flowers from the Bleeding Art Tissue in yellow, orange, red and purple.
- I applied the tissue to my linen effect card panel using a paintbrush and water and left for a couple of minutes before removing the tissue with tweezers and disposing of the tissue speedily - and carefully as IT WILL STAIN pretty much anything it comes in to contact with!
- Once dry I over stamped my image panel with the agapanthus by Stampendous and the sentiment by Fiskars using Versafine onyx black ink
- For the insert and envelope I chose co-ordinating colours from the B.A.T. design
- Fab n Funky challenges - No. 258 - FLOWERS
- Deep Ocean Challenge - No. 103 - FLOWERS
- Moo-Mania - FLOWERS and, yes, they do accept formats other than the moo (size)
- Tuesday Throwdown - No. 243 - FLOWERS FOR HER - I think this IS a feminine card, don't you?
|Me? I stuck with plan A) and had a simple milkshake - jealous? MUCH!|