Fun Fold added

I had a couple of blogs I wanted to enter that frogs were the challenge. Not having any stamps I went to the internet and found this digi from a free coloring book. Printed in black with copier on white Text Vellum. Used markers to color frog and ink pads with bristled finger brushes for bg. Thought this was pretty cool mounted to maroon pp then white cs base but then remember one of the challenges wanted fun folds. SO I cut the inside of the card off, added easel (with a fold). Then cut the back of the frog with X-acto knife to create pocket for note and used said pp to fold the note. Stamped the outside in white heat set embossing powder and the inside with black ink. Leaving enough space for a hand written note.

Here is where I recalled how to fold a note to an envelope. We did this all the time as kids. I trimmed the pp to 4″x5 1/2″ before folding.

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A bunch of this and that

I knew I wanted to use the colors for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge, so when I came across of piece of glossy photo paper that had missed the file bin (I was actually tidying up) I added the blending solution to wet. Dropped in the three colors from reinker bottles and dabbed stencil brush till colors moved to my linking. The stencil of these birds was still on my work station so I decided to take Golda’s advice and practice more. Using black modeling paste and spatula I was able to set finer details and less bleeding by moving slower and using more of a gentle flicking instead of pushing. Added the pink with a paint marker only on the beaks and then glossy accents. Splattered gold water color, then trimmed down. Used round punch for corners and layered on black cs. Cut sentiment strip and stamped in black. Added gold twine and black ribbon.

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Another go at the bg

When I was creating bg a few days ago I made two of these. With this one, I finished up with the red stencil butter then orange shimmer spray but then sponged orange in the lower left corner. Stenciled in black modeling paste through flamingo stencil. Stamped sentiment with black ink on clear acetate, sprayed with fixative then trimmed top and bottom. Left sides long so I could bend and adhere the strip to the back.

I am still not great at keeping the medium from bleeding behind the stencil. It doesn’t look too bad till you see the details in the stencil that I was able to complete obliterate.

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More pressed flowers

This bg is Crimson Stencil Butter through stencil on white text vellum. Once dry I layered on another stencil with orange shimmer spray. Then smooched in gold shimmer spray on glass mat and tore the edges. The pressed flowers are from the pear tree. Sentiment is Silhouette cut then attached. All is layered on white cs base. When the glue was dry I sprayed the entire surface with fixative in hopes the flowers stay long enough to send and go through the post.

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Pressed Vinca Flowers

The Periwinkle is blooming and I wanted to use my microwave flower press. I also pressed the flowering pear blooms’ and leaves. I created the bg with water colors mixed on glass mat then smooched on to white cs. Once dry, I dry embossed with geometric stencil. The flowers became very single colored so I spritzed them with gold shimmer spray. With the over spray of gold on the glass mat, I smooched the cs piece. Attached the leaves and flowers with white glue, added white enamel dots for flower stamen and mounted sentiment strip. Rubbed the edges of focal piece and dot pp with black ink pad. Mounted these on white cs base.

I have not used this flower press much but this was a fun project and I am happy with the monochromatic look of the finished piece, even though it has touches of gold and green foliage. It was a little surprising that the petals stayed so intense in color.

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