Father’s Day Leftovers

The sentiment here is the leftover Silhouette cut freezer paper that had been used as a mask with oxide spray on the previous post. It was too cool not to use. Because for the other design I had not cut the center of the second d, I fussy cut that out as a heart. The bg is my play time with stencil on white layering weight cs and stencil butters in three greens. I cut the piece in half and adhered the sentiment. It needed some punch so I rolled a small squares stamp around my finger and stamped them on just the freezer paper. It looks like tire marks, not what I set out to do but now I wish I could take credit for the perfection of it all. The letters have a shimmer that I got by brushing on Dragonfly Glaze in Gold-Red-Violet shift with a small brush plus I added outlines with a fine marker. The twine is stretchy and was on a package of whipped honey that was a gift. The top of the image piece is glued on the the lower portion has pop dots attaching it to the white cs base.

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This Really is “New”

This is going to sound way more complicated than it is and the fun factor is off the charts. I watched Shenna Douglass video and got inspired to use her technique with a twist. I cut the word Dad with my Silhouette on Waxed Freezer Paper. Then copied the free art work, found on the internet, on white tissue paper. Ironed the word dad and the insides of the letters on layering weight white cs. Added thinned white glue to word area and attached the printed tissue paper. While the tissue was still wet I removed the freezer paper mask leaving the tissue paper in the void of the letters. Ironed the reverse of the letter on top and then sprayed two colors of oxide spray. Removed mask and smeared thin layer of clear gesso over entire surface. Trimmed then run the piece through the circles ef. Rubbed the edges with black ink pad and attached to white cs base.

The setting for my Silhouette to cut freezer paper with the shinny side down is blade set at 7, force set at 7 and speed of 5 with one pass. Cut great and removed off of the sticky mat perfectly. When I added the glue I did not fuss with it, some got on the freezer paper which did not hurt a thing. Removing the mask while asking the tissue paper to tear and stay behind was a little tricky but doable. Smearing the gesso added a shimmer but did bleed onto the white letters, which I don’t mind, but if you want the white to say white skip that step.

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New Digi Watercolor

As a prize I won several digi’s from SheepSki Designs. I printed this on white text vellum then smeared clear gesso over the top. Once dry I used watercolors to color flowers, bow and jar. Bg is gray oxide spray dropped on glass mat and wet paint brush used to color in table top. Trimmed to fit inside a card made previously and never used then smeared thin layer distress glaze to lock in colors. The frame is one layer on a white cs base and the yellow is another layer behind frame. This piece was placed inside the frame but on top of the other image.

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Brown & Blue can be Girly

The bg is the piece created when clearing off stencils with stencil butter on them. Added the brown spray oxide then splatter of the same. Added stencil of fern in turquoise blue along right side. Tag is Silhouette cut and stamped in black the bird and sentiment. Added netting and string bow. Rubbed edge with ink pad then mounted on white cs base. Colored bird with water colors and sponged on horizon line in brown ink pad

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Stencil Butters in the Light Box

When I got a wind fall of a little cash I invested in a light box. After creating this card it was time to play with my new toy and see how it captures the stencil butters.

To create: The bg is the first generation of cleaning the stencil, with red stencil butter on it, that was placed on white text vellum and allowed to dry. After cutting the butterfly using the Silhouette on layering weight cs in white, I used the reverse to apply the blue stencil butter through. Once dry I trimmed the piece down, glued the body of the butterfly on and popped up the sentiment. Mounted on white cs base.

How it all turned out: My original intention was to use the blue stencil butterfly only but the butter bled so bad under the cs that the die cut was used to cover up the splotches. I must say the light box did a great job of keeping the colors true and showing the shimmer of the butter. Took a couple of attempts to get the direction of the light on the angle of the card to show off the shine.

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