The House That Stamps Built; Project for the week 8/8/16
I was digging through my stash the other day and found some gorgeous mulberry paper and wanted to share how to use this supply for your focal image.
Lets get started!
For this project the supplies you’ll need are:
- Mulberry Paper (larger than your focal image)
- Embossing Powder
- Distress Ink and tools
- Repeat Impressions Stamps of your choice, I used: 2908-I, Shade of the Elm, 5131-I Pine Silhette, and 8600 Plate of Sentiments
- Stamp-a-ma-jig – optional
Begin by treating your piece of mulberry paper with an embossing buddy or powder. This helps so the embossing powder doesn’t stick.
Stamp and apply your powder to the mulberry – I used gold.
Emboss you image with a heat gun. I used “Shade of Elm” Make sure before you apply the heat to let your tool heat up for a few minutes so when you do emboss, it’s quick.
Now we are going to make a “torn edge”. To do that, take your aqua or water brush and paint a line around your image. You can create a square, a circle, or an oval. For that matter you can draw any shape you like.
I used a square for my shape but rounded the edges in my final project.
To get the torn edge, just pull the mulberry toward you while it is still wet.
Here is the final mulberry stamped piece.
To create the background of your card, choose an image with texture. I stamped “Pine Silhouette” and clear embossed.
I then distressed with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
Then applied water splatters.
Wipe off the extra ink over the embossing.
Apply a clear stick glue to the back.
Adhere to your project.
Stamp your sentiment. I used the Stamp-a-Majig to stamp Plate 8600 sentiment, “Wishing you Happy”.
Finally, put all your elements together for your final card.