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Here's my texture card for today:
several layers of tissue over the stencil. Here's the stacking recipe to dry emboss tissue:
Platform with no extra tabs (I used Sizzix Big Kick)
Dreamweaver Flower Lace Stencil
6 Layers of Tissue
2 Embossing Plates
The next step was to tape one of the six sheets of embossed tissue onto a scrap cardstock with a small section of removable tape. I placed the Tulip Stencil (LL377) onto the tissue and taped it just at the top of the stencil with removable tape so I could easily lift the stencil up to check my coloring without it shifting. The tulip was colored with Splendor inks using 1/8" stencil brushes and the Picasso Tool (LL332). I brushed on color lightly (very much like a strie technique) so as not to disturb the embossed areas. The stencil Spring (LM293) was laid over the finished tulip and also colored with Splendor ink. Again, I gently stroked on color rather than pounced or rouged to maintain the texture of the embossing.
Make sure the ink is perfectly dry before affixing the tissue onto a cardstock panel. I used glue stick and fully covered the cardstock (not the tissue!) and made sure all areas were covered with glue. The tissue was carefully laid over the glued cardstock and then gently tapped in place with my fingers. If you burnish the tissue too much, you'll lose the raised areas. I got a mix of more raised areas than others but I was pleased with the result. Trim off any overhanging tissue.
To soften the card, I decided to edge the tissue gently with Antique Linen and Vintage Photo and mounted it to Core'dinations paper. A length of crotchet thread was wrapped 3 times. Pearls from my stash were added to finish the card.
Hope you enjoyed my card today and I'd love your comment before hopping to the next designer's blog!
Woodware Craft Collection Blog
Dreamweaver Stencils Blog
Lyn Bernatovich (that's me!)