Click Below for a A4 Printable Worksheet
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads:
Fired Brick: DPFIREDRED, Broken China : DPBRKNCHINA,Tumbled Glass: DPTUMBLED & Peeled Paint: DPPEELEDPAINT
Adirondack Pens: Bullet Nib Pens – Various Colours.
U-Mount Fairy A5 Stamp Plate Set: UMFAIRY1
U-Mount Repositioning Mounting Cushion: UMREPOST
Acrylic Block: 6″ X 4″ : BLOCK3
Spellbinder Large Label Die: WIZS4-168
Archival Jet Black Ink Pad: ARCHBLK
Cosmic Shimmer Spray Bottle: CSSPRAYBT
18” x 24” Protect-It-Mat: PROTECT-IT
Double Sided Tape : Tape2s
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001
Buttons & Ribbon.
Step by Step Instructions
1 Stamp the little boy image onto the white thick card stock using the archival ink. Allow to dry.
2 Make a pallet of your chosen Adirondack colours by scribbling the pens onto a white dish or tile. With this technique you will be able to see the true colours and be able to use the palette for mixing the colour shades needed.
3 Start to use the colours by adding water to a paint brush and use them like watercolours, brush a small amount of clear water over the image to help when laying down the colours. Now build up the image by using different tones of the each colour to add shading to the piece.
4 Use the stamp index sheet to help when choosing the colours needed.
5 Build the design until you are happy with the piece and allow to dry.
6 To give a rough torn edge to the topper, tear around the image from the top side of the paper towards you.
7 Distress the torn edges using the cut`n`dry foam with the tumbled glass ink.
8 Place a piece of white card under the protect-it-mat. This will allow the true colours of the inks to be seen making it easier to make the backing paper.
9 Stamp the ink pad directly onto the protect-it-mat. To make the harlequin pattern do not overlap the ink pads and keep the colours to a pattern.
10 Spritz the inks with water to start to loosen the inks.
11 Press the card straight over the ink and press firmly, do not move the card or you will lose the pattern.
12 The colours will blend nicely and give a nice backing paper to co-ordinate with the colour scheme. Repeat this ink pad process but just use the broken china ink this time to make another inked backing sheet.
13 Fold an A3 piece of card in half then trim to size to make a large square base card. Mat the blue inked card onto the card leaving a small border. Tear the harlequin paper to size and mat onto the distressed fancy pants paper. Attach this piece to the card using foam pads for added depth.
14 Take 3 buttons and tie some ribbon through the holes and add to the card. Stamp & emboss the sentiment, then cut & emboss the sentiment using the label die. Now add the little boy topper to the card to finish the design.