I’m getting so excited, I’m back on the road this weekend and heading to St. Peters, Missouri, Woohooo!!
How about a tutorial before I leave. This tutorial has a bit of everything thrown in, brayering, direct to paper, emboss resist, even a shadow.
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Let’s get started. . . . . . . .
|Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Season of Friendship|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up! Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Early Espresso|
|Ink: Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, More Mustard, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up! Gold Brads, White Gel Pen, Basic Black Marker, Versamark Pad, Sponges, Brayer, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Photo Corner Punch|
|Techniques: Emboss Resist, Brayering, Direct to Paper|
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On with the tutorial. . . .
Stamped the tree on a 3.75″ x 6.25″ piece of Whisper White card stock by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then loaded it with So Saffron ink before stamping it.
Heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Ripped the very edge off of a post it note and then masked the bottom of card stock.
Brayered Bashful Bliss ink at the top of the card stock.
Brayered Pacific Point ink at the bottom of the un-masked area.
Make sure you gently wipe the ink from your embossed image using a paper towel every time you get ink on it.
Sponged a hill in using Chocolate Chip ink.
Sponged a Basic Black hill in, over lapping the Chocolate Chip hill.
Removed the post it note mask. Using the edge of the So Saffron ink pad, smeared ink across the ground area in the scene.
Using the corner of an More Mustard ink pad, smeared ink across the ground area.
Added a bit of Sahara Sand ink.
Stamped the tree using Basic Black ink to create a shadow for the tree.
Added Basic Black marker to the sides of the branches, next to the embossed image. The marker will not stick to the embossed image.
Wiped the ink from the embossed image. Found the Basic Black ink stained the middle of the tree trunk when I put in the hill, so I purposely stained the bottom of the tree trunk by smearing ink on the embossed tree using the corner of the ink pad. Let the ink sit for a moment and then wiped it off. Be careful with this step so you don’t get any on your background.
Added Soft Suede ink using the corner of the ink pad.
Added White gel pen to the left side of the tree.
Added a 3 7/8″ x 6 3/8″ Bashful Blue Panel, 5″ x 6.5″ Early Espresso Panel and 6 small Bashful Blue Photo Corner Punches.
Added 6 Gold Brads. Here is the finished project measuring 5′ x 6.5″.
Have a super weekend!
Until my next post. . . . . . . . .
Staley , North Carolina (South of Greensboro)
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