Here's my fun card for today:
I wanted my scarecrow to look like burlap, which is simply the cross stitch screen laid over the dry stenciled image. Color was pounced through the screen with a stencil brush and Splendor ink. Pretty cool, huh?
Oh, you're wondering how I made the backgrounds? Well, remember I said I went to my stash drawer? I'm guessing this scarecrow piece started with Distress inks smooshed on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and mixed media paper was pressed into the puddle. The paper was lifted and re-pressed into the puddle a few times. TIP: Use full sheets of paper at a time to have the option of cutting it up later.
Keep in mind that any coloring medium can be used for this technique. I'm a huge fan of using sprays such as Memories Mists and, honestly, I believe the card base panel was done this way. I like giving my paper a little twist when I lay it into the puddles. TIP: Have several sheets of paper handy 'cuz you don't want to waste any of that gorgeous color you've created!
If you look closely at the card base panel, you'll see a hint of stamping using the Wired cling set. I highly recommend that set because of its subtle versatility when creating backgrounds and mixed media work.
Trim the scarecrow panel to 4-1/4 x 3-1/2 and adhere to the card front. Wrap ribbon around the base of the scarecrow and tie in a double bow. Double a length of jute and thread through a large button to form an X pattern. Tie in a bow behind the button and cut the loops to create fringe. Affix to the ribbon with 3-1 glue. Stamp sentiment to the lower right corner of the card front.
SSC1115 Birthday Assortment
NKCRS02 N*Studio Wired Cling Rubber Stamps & Stencil
STF082 Versafine Onyx Black Ink
DWLM2010 Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
SC Cross Stitch Screens
DMOP Matte Orange Embossing Paste
Stewart Superior Memories Mists (orange juice, wheat grass, pale ale, iced coffee)
May Arts Ribbon, Jute
Beacon 3-1 Adhesive
3M ATG Tape 1/2"
Disclaimer: I'm so happy to be a Stampendous Design Team Member and to help promote their wonderful products, they generously supply us with many free goodies like these Dreamweaver Stencils, Embossing Paste, Mixed Media Paper, Perfectly Clear stamp, Button and Versafine inkpad that I'm using today.