Hello everyone! Helen is here today. I hope you all have been checking on the amazing projects during this collaboration week between Joy Clair and Therm O Web! Today is my turn to share my two projects with you all that created with clear stamps, stencils, metallix gels, pigment inks, spray paints, and watercolor paints.
I stamped one of the flowers from the Martha Flowers stamp set on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black using MISTI. I stamped it twice for crisp image. After that, I colored the flowers with Sakura Koi Water Colors and water brush. I dried it with Craft Heater and then I fussy cut it with micro-tips scissors.
I stamped one of the sentiments from the same stamp set on a white cardtock with the same ink pad and then I trimmed it into sentiment label.
- Spray the back of the stencil with the Pixie Spray
- Let it sit to dry for about 1 minute (direction is on the bottle)
- Add the stencil on top of the cardtock
- Spread the Metallix Gel on the straight edge of the Stencil Pal
- Spread it evenly on the cardstock
After adding the Metallix Gel on the cardstock, you can remove the stencil right away. Check out how crisp and gorgeous the result! No smudge or leaking under the stencil!
You can wash the stencil and stencil pal while waiting for the gel to dry. But... what I did was the gel was still bit wet on the stencil, I grabbed another cardstock, added the stencil on it, and using baby wipe I spread the extra gel on the cardstock. I got a second background that I can use for another project and it look distressed. I also cleaned the stencil pal with baby wipe.
When the gel dried, I sprayed it with some London Fog FireWorks! Spray and added some extra splatters on it using a fan brush. I dried the spray paint with Craft Heater. I trimmed the background panel to fit on the front white card. I added it with Dries-Clear Permanent Adhesive Glue.
I added some white twine on the card and secured it with Dries-Clear Permanent Adhesive Glue.
Next, I added the flower on the card with 3D foam tape, and then I added the sentiment label on the flower with the same adhesive glue.
I finished the card by adding some pearl gems on it.
I created the background card using the same steps that I used for the first mixed media card. For the splatters, I use the Sakura Koi Water Colors and water brush. I set it aside to dry while working on the flower label.
I stamped the rose label image from the Rose Sentiments stamp set on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad using MISTI. I colored it with Sakura Koi Water Colors and water brush and then dried it with craft heater.
I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set in the middle of the label with MISTI using the same ink pad.
After that, I fussy cut it with micro-tips scissors and then I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.
I finished this second mixed media card with some translucent sequins.
Crafty friends...During this collaboration week, you have chances to win a $25 gift card from Joy Clair Store when you visit and leave a comment on each of the collaboration week posts. There are many chances for you!!!
And.... there is more... Joy Clair is celebrating 5th birthday ALL MONTH LONG! All the stamp sets are 25% OFF until August 31st. The discount will be applied at checkout, no coupon code needed. HAPPY SHOPPING!!!