Hello and good evening everyone!
I’m Halak and I’m super thrilled to be writing this post for hndmd.in.
I’ve got 6 projects to share with you today. (Well, actually 5, project #6 is a variant of project #5.)
So… let’s get started!
- Stamped the chickie in Versafine black ink.
- Used the CrafTangles – Nature – Create a Scene stencil with Distress Ink (Blueprint Sketch) and stenciled the wave design.
- Next, I used Color Burst (Ultramarine Blue & Pthalo Green) in the background and spritzed some water.
- Once it dried, I used MFT Stitched Scallop Edges die and adhered the cut pieces onto white card base.
- Added a sticker sentiment from Tim Holtz Small Talk and colored the chickie using Staedtler Luna color pencils.
- Lastly, added acrylic dot embellishments and finished it off with some glitter to the chickie hat.
I loved the Golden Wildflowers – Sequin Mix that was sent to me as a part of the kit. Those gorgeous blooms can be used as-is or can be trimmed into lovely heart shaped petals!
- Created background using Brusho Crystal Colors (Lemon & Rose Red).
- Once that dried, I stamped a tree branch from Altenew – Vintage Flowers stamp set in Versafine.
Added a border using Lawn Fawn – Stitched Borders die.
- Matted onto pink cardstock and finally adhered onto white card base.
- This is the fun part… cut up a bunch of those lovely Wildflowers and adhered them to the tree branch along with some whole flower sequins.
- Added sticker sentiment from Tim Holtz Small Talk and bunched up some golden thread in top left corner.
- Completed the project by adding a teeny tiny butterfly to the bunched up thread.
Love. A miniature mixed-media piece using fun shaker elements.
- Adhered the CrafTangles Shaker Elements – Wooden Hearts to cardstock and coated the whole thing in Sakura White Gesso.
- I used a bunch of Color Bursts, Staedtler Color Pencils and Distress Inks to add color to the background.
- Used TCW stencils with ink & modeling paste to add texture and interest.
- Added a bunch of sequins and beads using the Sparkling Shimmer – CrafTangles Sequin and Bead mix.
- Added a bunch of crackle accent dots, colored rhinestones and bits of washi tape.
- Also added a sentiment using the washi tape and mini punched out butterflies in white.
- Finally, colored the hearts using magenta colored oil paint and sprinkled fine glitter over them.
- Stamped the umbrella stamp using the CrafTangles Photopolymer Stamp – Rain or Shine set in Versafine.
- Colored the stamp using Staedtler color pencils and coated the umbrella and the handle in fine glitter.
- Used the CrafTangles Stencil – Raining Hearts with distress inks (Wilted Violet & Picked Raspberry) and created the background.
- Embossed wine colored cardstock using American Crafts Next Level Embossing Folder – Gemstone, tore an edge and used it as a mat for my project.
- Matted the project onto white card base and glitter coated the white portion visible above the torn edge.
- Finished it off with a sentiment from Tim Holtz Big Talk stickers and some acrylic dots.
Projects #5 & 6
These two projects are foil-related projects. If you think that you need a laminator and a laser printer for foiling and there is no other way… think again!
Check out this project created using foil with some gorgeous sequins and beads:
Steps to using foil without a laminator:
- So, how do we foil? Really simple. Apply some glue (any glue) onto your cardstock.
- Adhere foil to it. I have used Pink Reactive Foil Transfer Sheets by CrafTangles.
- If it is a wet glue, give it some time to dry (I used fevicol / PVA glue).
- Sandwich that foil adhered piece between some heavy-duty cardstock and run it once through your Big Shot / Die-cutting Machine.
- Peel away the top plastic sheet and use it to die-cut some lovely sentiments, backgrounds, borders, etc.
- What’s really cool here is that if you run the foil through your machine two more times, it gets this fantastic matte look.
Here’s the comparison: Foil look V. Matte
I’ve used both the versions for two separate cards.
Steps for project #5:
- Cut out card base (white) and central portion (pink) using Spellbinders A2 – Tranquil Moments die.
- Used sequins and beads from CrafTangles – Enchanted Lilac – Sequin and Bead Mixes and created the base on which I would lay my foil-covered die-cut.
- Next, I cut out a sentiment using Simon Says Stamp – Painted Hello Die and adhered it to the sparkly sequin base.
- Added pink rhinestones to the sides and matted onto Kraft cardstock.
Like I said, I also used a matte version of the foiled piece with the exact same die-cut.
Here’s the project image:
I won’t delve much into the details since the central concept is pretty much the same and all I’ve changed is the background (gelli print) and added an additional die-cut coated in crackle accents.
Look how awesome the matte version of the foil is!
- Use a thick cardstock when you are working with a lot of water. I used a 300 gsm cardstock while working with pigment powders.
- Always prime your mixed media project base with gesso. Without it, the paper will just crumble away amidst the layers of color and water.
I hope you liked my projects and that they inspired you to learn and try something new!
Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day!