Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Papercrafting techniques!

So I know this is totally not the place for papercrafting stuff but until I get my new blog/shop under way (soon now!) I need somewhere to share stuff and this is the best place I have! So if you're interested in papercraft, bookbinding, and cardmaking, stay tuned, because I have some stuff to show you and will be posting here when I've got the shop set up.

So I'm taking the Online Card Class called Background Check, my first one, hosted by some of my favorite papercrafters, Kristina and Jen and Laura. Here are some of the things we tested out in Day 1:
A lot of stenciling. I used the stencil as an embossing folder (first time) in the upper left, after ink blending over it. I used craft foam as an embossing pad in the Cuttlebug and used another embossing folder as a shim and it worked fine. It was a tight fit, but worked. The bottom one is stamped with Versamark to bleach it a little bit but it can hardly be seen. Probably didn't use dark enough ink. 

 Watercolor time! This is something I enjoyed before papercrafting. The left one is a light wash of a few colors, the middle is a sort of abstract butterfly, and the right is...whatever it looks like.
Here's Day 2:
This was even more fun. I got super into ink blending as you can see (used it on 3 of the four panels). The top has clear embossed flowers as a resist. The middle is just ink blended stripes stamped over with Charcoal and Soft Gray chalkboard hearts. The bottom left is just a bunch of flowers all from one stamp set and the right is ink blended over stencil (I love this even though it ruins the foam) and stamping over stencil (it did leave a mark on the stencil but I'm not too worried. It's a stencil).

Can't wait for Day 3! See you tomorrow. And of course, see my Instagram for bookbinding and watercolor. @firefox9799 

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