Hi everyone, Heidi here, today I’m on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with a fun Christmas card project.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
I started my project by die cutting a rectangle panel two sizes smaller than my card base. I placed the stencil I choose for today’s project over this panel and then applied some The Crafter’s Workshop (white) Modeling Paste over the entire area, using a palette knife.
Tip: * When I was done, I removed the stencil carefully and washed it under the sink. Then I let the modeling paste dry on its own.
For today’s project, I choose The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Garden Frame” (826s).
While the modeling paste was drying I worked on my focal point: for this, I stamped the image from the Wild Rose Studio stamp set called “Mouse on Bauble” onto some Strathmore “Bristol Smooth Surface Paper” using Versafine “Onyx Black” and I clear heat embossed afterwards.
Then I started colouring the image: for the red and gold parts I used a The Crafter’s Workshop “Liquid Metals Trio” by Ken Oliver in “Holiday Liquid Metals”: for the red I used the Sparkle Berry colour and for the gold the Antique Gold colour.
I prefer to add some of the colour to my paint palette, pick the colour up with my paintbrush and add it to my project like a paint, mixing it with water when I want a lighter colour. The colour will dry darker then it first looks after you have applied it. I used several layers and dried in between until I was happy with the result! To highlight the circle shapes on the bauble I used a white Posca pen.
To finish colouring the image I used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers (in Slate, Charcoal and Tulip) in combination with an aquabrush on the other parts of the image like the mouse.
When the colouring was done I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.
Now that my background is dry I can further work on that. I decided on my layout first (the part behind the mouse needed to be darkest to create contrast), and then I added some of the Frosted Pine Liquid Metals (that also comes in the Holiday Liquid Metals set) to my palette. I added the colour to my background panel using a brush and then sprayed with water, which makes the colour run and drying with my heat tool when I liked what I had. This procedure I repeated until I was happy with the result.
Now all I have to do is to put my project together: I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from some gold coloured mirror card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a creme coloured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and to finish the project I adhered the mouse image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.
And that’s it for today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member