Let Your Spirit Fly


This workshop shows how to create a different look using the Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste, a mask, mica to tint the paste & some micro beads.


Here is a close up of the tinted texture paste with micro beads added. Use another mica colour with lighter card for different look altogether.


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Let Your Spirit Fly


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Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine : WIZCAL

Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28 : WIZS6-003

Spellbinders Labels 28 : WIZS5-127

UMount Wise Friend A5 Stamp Plate : UMWISE

Tulips Mask – That Special Touch : MASKTULIP

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Kraft Resist Paper Stash : TH92918

Creative Expressions Clear Texture Paste : CSPASTCLEAR

Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Ink Pad : DPVICTORIAN &

 Cosmic Shimmer Copper Rose Sparkle Mica Powder

 Lots of Codes Available ~ : Spray Mica Pigments

Clear Micro Beads : MICROBEAD

Tim Holtz Glassine Paper : TH92916

 Rose Wrinkled Edge Ribbon : NK-5-19

 Adirondack Gold Dabber : DABGOLD

Distress Crackle Rock Candy : DCPROCK

Ranger Clear & Resist Ink Pad :CRPAD or Perfect Medium : PERPADCL

A4 Card : MILK 40109 & IVORY  : 40981

Coconut A4 Card : 40980

Cosmic Shimmer Clear Glue : CSGLUE

Low Tack Tape : 3MTAPEMAG

Grime Boss : GB30

Ink Blending Mat : INKBLENDMATA3

Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT

 Wonder Tape  WH2, WH4, WH8 or WH10 are available


Step by Step Instructions

1 For the project you`ll need a mask and in this case the tulip `that special touch` mask has been picked. Also gather the Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste, the clear micro beads & some mica powder plus the dies.

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2 Cut & emboss the largest enchanted labels 28 die in cream card & the coordinating labels 28 die in the glassine paper.

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3 Use some low tack tape to stick the glassine piece to the ink blending mat (or a non stick craft mat can be used)

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4 Place the tulip mask over the glassine shape making sure the flowers are placed exactly where they are wanted to show on the glassine paper. Lift the low tack tape & now place on the mask.


5 Add a small amount of the Cosmic Shimmer clear texture paste onto the corner of the blending mat.

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6 Scoop a small amount of the chosen mica powder & place onto the texture paste.

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7 Start to mix by folding the mica into the texture paste.

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8 Continue until all the mica is evenly mixed and you are left with a smooth paste.

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9 Scoop the coloured paste up onto a flat surface tool.

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10 Now place the paste onto the mask & drag the paste over the mask. Remove any excess paste once it`s all smooth over the mask.

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11  Lift the mask off the glassine paper being careful not to disturb the just worked texture paste.

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12 This is how the design will look with the coloured texture paste; alternatively use an already coloured paste.

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13 Use a grime boss sheet to remove any excess paste left on the mask and on the blending mat. As there is some left over paste then it`s worth using it up on a 2nd or 3rd panel & use another time.

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14 Lay the panel on a piece of card as the glassine paper is likely to curve with the weight of the texture paste. Open the micro beads & have a lid ready underneath.

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15 Tip the micro beads over the texture paste. Make sure there is a good covering & lightly sprinkle them over the paste so it`s not distorted in any way.

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16 Tip the panel up to remove any excess beads. Gently press the beads into the paste for a good all round cover. Set aside to dry.

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17 Take the enchanted labels die shape & add some perfect medium or resist clear ink pad just around the edges of the shape.

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18 Take the same colour mica that was used to colour the texture paste & add it over the perfect medium using a paint brush.

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19 Select the bird in flight piece of paper from the kraft resist stash pad & cut it to 7.5 inch square.

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20 As the texture paste dries so will the look of the finished piece. It gives a soft texture to the glassine paper.

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21 Dab some of the gold paint to create a distressed edging to the bird panel.

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22 Add some dried clear Cosmic Shimmer glue to the long edge of some glassine paper. Then stick it to a 2nd piece of paper.

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23 Cut the glassine paper to 8 inch square. Now add some distress crackle rock candy around the 4 edges of the paper. Either allow the rock candy to dry or use a heat tool to speed up the process. Heating the candy can cause it to bubble but if done slowly it will prevent this.

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24 Crunch the edges up for a more distressed look & add some Victorian velvet ink to the edges

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25 Mat the glassine paper onto a cream base card or a single layer of card before adding the bird panel at an angle. Mount the enchanted shape using foam tape for added dimension.

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27 Add 2 holes to the corner of the card & add some of the wrinkled ribbon through the holes & tie off in a bow.

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28 Stamp the `Let your Spirit Fly` sentiment onto the reverse side of kraft paper using some archival ink & then add some clear embossing powder over the top. Heat set the powder.

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29 Tear around the sentiment & tint the edges with some of the Victorian velvet ink. Make a 2nd panel using the spirit writing & again distress the torn edges. Add the sentiment overlapping the worked panel using either Cosmic Shimmer glue and or foam pads as well.

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30 Place a UTEE flower (or another embellishment) in the corner of the piece to complete the project. Try using mica flakes or different products into the paste for interesting effects ~ most of all just have fun playing.

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One Response to Let Your Spirit Fly

  1. Paper Junkie says:

    This is right up my street! I love the resist and kraft papers and haven’t used them all yet and glassine is in a league of it’s own. Thank you Suzanne for some wonderful ideas of how to use them.X

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