This workshop is all about making your own creative backing paper and oval layers to co-ordinate with the stamped image.
By using the Tim Holtz distress ink pads and the distress markers it gives an uniformed look throughout & allows for different techniques to be applied to the project.
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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL
Spellbinder Floral Oval : WIZS4-356 &
Oval Die WIZS4-110
Glossy Accents : ACCENTGLOS
JustRite Vintage Filigree Fancies Stamps : JRAG-04020
Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSPEAWHGLU
Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3
Grungeboard -Plain : TH92715
Pink & Brown Reversible Satin Ribbon : 148-153
Grime Boss : GB30
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Victorian Velvet :DPVICTORIAN, Peeled Paint :
& Fired Brick : DPFIREDRED
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Pink / Brown Reversible Ribbon : 148-153
Studio 490 Rose – Embellish Your Art :WV-124-51559
Step by Step Instructions
1 This project can either have a glazed rose oval or just a stamped oval as the focal point. For the glazed oval project place a sheet of grungeboard onto the Grand Calibur cut plate and place the small oval die onto the grungeboard. As this is a thick material then the Grand Calibur embossing mat has been placed over to complete the sandwich as the pink mat is thinner than the normal base plate. ONLY USE THIS TECHNIQUE IF THE SANDWICH IS NOT FORCED THROUGH THE GRAND CALIBUR MACHINE. When doing this project it went through with ease.
2 Once the oval has been passed through the GC machine then the outline impression will be left on the grungeboard. Please note the die will not cut through the grungeboard but it will cut enough to allow a smooth finish to the oval shape.
3 Take a pair of scissors and follow the deeper cut line and cut the piece out. Grungeboard has been used to give a solid base to the card when the glossy accents are used later – this will prevent the curling of the card.
4 Take a pair of scissors and follow the deeper cut line and cut the piece out. Grungeboard has been used to give a solid base to the card when the glossy accents are used later – this will prevent the curling of the card.
5 Test the rose stamp on the reverse of the small oval to get an idea if the design will suit and fit on the oval space.
6 Glue the oval with the stamped image facing downwards onto the grungeboard oval using the Cosmic Shimmer glue.
7 Take the rose stamp and mount onto an acrylic block by adding Umount to the reverse of the stamp. Take some pink & green shades of the distress markers and start to build up the colours on the stamp. Start with the lightest colours first & add small amounts of the dark to highlight the areas.
8 Once the stamp has all the colours added then hold the stamp close to your mouth – breathe over the stamp before stamping the image onto the oval. This will moisten the ink before stamping.
9 Here is the completed stamped image with the detailed different colours on the stamped image.
10 Take the stamp and continue to breathe over the stamp before stamping onto the largest floral oval panel. Here the stamp has been used 6 times from the same first inking. This technique just adds a soft & faded feel to the background before reinking the stamp again.
11 Repeat the process of colouring in the stamp using the distress markers and stamp some stronger images on the floral oval panel.
12 Make sure the stamped image is dried before adding the glossy accents as the ink may will still run once the accents is added, but this can add to the effect. Run a line of the glossy accents around the outer edge of the oval. This will add a crisp barrier for more accents to be added afterwards.
13 Continue to fill in the glossy accents to the oval making sure the bottle isn`t shaken as this will create air bubbles to the liquid. If any small bubbles do appear be sure to pop then so the oval will dry completely clear. Set the piece aside to dry or alternatively just use a stamped image without the glossy accent.
14 Take a piece of hammered card and cut to 7 ½” x 8”. Swipe the peeled paint distress ink pad directly over the edges of the card. Stamp the rose image using the fired brick ink pad around the edges of the card.
15 Now go in and stamp the same image using the forest moss ink pad. Stamp & then stamp again without reinking the stamp to give a softer effect to the design. Distress the edges of card using the peeled paint ink on some cut`n`dry foam.
16 Stamp the `Instead of a gem` sentiment on a small oval piece of coconut card using a green ink pad in a landscape position. Also stamp the same sentiment onto the smallest floral oval panel so the swirl from the sentiment that has been cut off will be seen on the underneath oval. Distress the edges using the Victorian velvet ink on some cut`n`dry foam.
17 This technique shows how it`s possible to still make a bow when you just haven`t got enough ribbon length left. Wrap the ribbon around your hand leaving the 2 ends either side. Now wrap a piece of wire around the centre to rouse & held the ribbon in place.
18 Set the ribbon aside & now emboss a piece of coconut card using the dainty dots embossing folder. Cut the card to 6 ¼” x 6 ½” & distress using the Victorian velvet ink pad. Layer the panel onto the stamp background panel using foam tape & then layer the ovals up again using foam tape for added dimension. Place the layered sentiment to the side of the floral image.
19 Add the ribbon bow on the bottom of the floral oval piece using some 3d glue. Then add a jewel, a dazzler or a wooden rose to cover the middle of the ribbon so it disguises the wire. Mat the worked panel onto a pink base card or just a single layer of card. Now finish the project by adding faux pearl drops of the dusky rose Cosmic Shimmer pearl glue. Set the card aside to allow the glue to dry.
20 Here is a close up of a Creative Expressions dazzler that could be added to the ribbon centre.
21 Or alternatively add a wooden rose from the Studio 490 embellishment range. This has been tinted with the Victorian velvet distress marker to coordinate with the project.
22 Here is the completed project which has been created with only a few colours of distress ink pad & markers. There are also a few helpful tips on how to change the look of the card by using the glossy accents oval, also using the cut mat and the embossing pink plate for cutting something slightly thicker than normal will be helpful with your crafting. BUT PLEASE AS ALWAYS TAKE CARE WHEN DOING THIS – NEVER FORCE THINGS THROUGH THE GRAND CALIBUR MACHINE.