Blog for the Paper Crafter

Paper craft creations using a variety of papers, dies, embossing folders, inks and embellishments.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Mixed Media Structure Paste DIY

We've been playing with the structure paste and quite enjoying the varied uses in cardmaking.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Technique: sub·strate [səbˌstrāt/] noun

A lesson to be learned!

Substrate:  noun 

a solid substance or medium to which another substance is applied and to which that second substance adheres.

Case in point my latest watercolor technique. This blog wasn't going to be about paper and the significant role it plays in your card projects .... but I figured why waste a good learning opportunity.

Waste adjective

(of a material, substance, or byproduct) eliminated or discarded as no longer useful or required after the completion of a process.
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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Technique: creating interesting backgrounds

It probably goes without saying at this point, that I enjoy creating backgrounds with which to build my card creations.

The "salt technique" is used in canvas painting and I thought I'd adopt it into card making. 
You can use water color paper, but I'm not a fan of the texture of watercolor paper so I use regular card stock but "seal" it with watercolor primer (Cosmic Shimmer #CSWCPR01). 

Using the Cosmic Shimmer Watercolor paints and a broad brush, I cover the paper as needed for my card project.

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Technique: Watercolor Background Card Tutorial

I had been aching to do two things and was able to combine the two techniques into one box card. I am a scene card maker so the Marianne Design Box Die (CR1374) is so up my alley.

I saw a watercolor background technique using the watercolor markers and an acrylic block. So I did that for the background of this card.

The second thing I was wanting to try was use the 3D tab inserts of the box card die to have something dangling from the top of this box card. I accomplished that with this card as well.

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