Kyra's challenge to us this week is to create layers upon layers on our projects. In honor of Chinese New Year, I put two cards together, having some fun with my background panels on watercolor paper.
I didn't document my process on the backgrounds... I'm not even sure I remember what all I used! Let me think: dye and Versafine inks, white India ink, gold Delicata ink, gold embossing powder, Crafter's Workshop stencils, plastic canvas, spray paint, and Micro Glaze. This background started as Vermillion cardstock, and has several layers of stamps, paints, and inks over it.
The Lanterns image is from my newest release at Impression Obsession, as are all the other stamps I used on the background.
In the corners of the background I sprinkled gold embossing powder randomly, and heated it from the back side of the panel to melt it.
This is my favorite part of the background - I rubbed MicroGlaze through a stencil, then dripped white India ink down through the design - the MicroGlaze is wax based, so it resisted the ink. When I heat set the ink to dry it, the wax melted into the design. I made the tassel from gold embroidery thread, using my BowEasy.
The background on this card is made with a base of watercolor paper. I used the same supplies I listed above, but the effect was somewhat different. I used a different stencil with the MicroGlaze - love that technique!
I wanted to keep the focal panel simple, because the background is so busy. This is watercolor paper that I embossed with a folder from Darice (I got mine here)... this is the back side of the embossing, but I liked the letterpress look.
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