Friday, February 6, 2015

TAWS post #10 - Get Well

Greetings Friends!!  Popping in with a crafty post today using a few older The Alley Way Stamp sets.  I learned this technique in Jennifer McGuire's On-line Card Class - Inspiration Showcase that I took a few years ago.  If you've not taken this class I strongly suggest you do - it's simply amazing!! 

I've used a combination of Big Chatter, Flower Doodles, and Phraseology to create this multilayered effect.  But it's all one layer!  It's fun and easy to do.  I masked the edges of my watercolor paper to create the hard edge that frames the panel.  I then stamped the background using Phraseology.  
I stamped my selected flowers using Versamark Ink which I heat set using clear embossing powder.  This step traps the first layer that I stamped with Phraseology underneath it sealing it behind the Versamark Ink.  Now that the flowers were heat set, I took my Peacock Feathers Distress Ink and sponged over the entire background.  The areas where there is no Versamark Ink take on the color whilst the Versamark areas do not.  When I was done, I misted with some pearlized water and let it dry.  Once dry, I took a baby wipe and cleaned off any bit of ink that might have stuck to the Versamark.  The result is a multilayer look but it is all one layer! 
I cut my MFT Die-namic Speech Bubble out and added my sentiment from Big Chatter using black Momento Ink.  I love the "twisty string treatment" that's big right now in the crafty world so I recreated it using bright yellow, hemp twine behind my speech bubble.  The speech bubble is popped up on 3-d foam adhesive to accommodate for the bulk of the twine. 
I added a simple interior for a little extra touch.

Thanks for coming by today!!