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Friday, 17 May 2013

French Foliage gets the Aqua Painter

I was really happy with this card, but then it's so easy to be creative with French Foliage. First I took a piece of Water Colour Paper 8cm x7cm and wet it, then painted it with Pool Party. Once it was dry I stamped the french script in Crumb Cake and the rain drops in Pool Party. (At this stage I dried this with the heat tool as I am inpatient). The leaf image was stamped in Always Artichoke which I then painted with the Aqua Painter. It gave the leaves an almost velvety look. I then painted the remaining ink on the stamp with a little water on the aqua painter and stamped these very soft leaves down the spine of the card base, and left this to dry slowly. I used a sponge to add more Pool Party to the card base and stamped the sentiment (from Thoughts and Prayers),  and the friends tag (Tiny Tags and jewellery Tag Punch) in Always Artichoke. Lastly I took the Not Quite Navy marker and added a tiny bit of blue around the edges of the leaf directly onto the rubber stamp and stamped this over the painted leaves using the Stamp a ma Jig (best tool ever), and the Paris post mark stamps. I finished it off with some string and the artichoke and pool party mats (8.5 x 7.5 and 9 x 8) which I distressed using a blade. I do love these colours together. Thanks for looking, Liz

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing these instructions. This card, and the others below are truely gorgeous. I love them and will have to try this technique.

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    1. Thanks very much Janice for your kind words, glad you like them. I hope you have fun trying this technique, it's very satisfying.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! What a perfect execution with this particular stamp set, which is one of my favorites.

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    1. thanks Kim for your lovley comment. It's one of my favourites too.

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  3. Your card is far beyond lovely. Thank you for sharing the details on how you created it.

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    1. thanks Pat, happy to share, hope you try it. I think if's the colours that work so well in this card. Cheers, liz

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thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz