This month our challenge for the Artist in Residence for Imagine
was to create texture for the “Can
You Feel Me?” concept.
It is hard to
tell in a photo, but the texture of the Neon Amplify! ric rac is very soft and
I thought about ways I could mask sections
of the card and came up with the following technique that uses painter’s tape
and left-over sticker sheets.
waste product, the excess Neon Amplify! is brayered off on more cardstock then
used for the die cut sentiment.
technique is fun and messy and a great way to create a card that will brighten
someone’s day with a colorful smile!
Time: 45 mintues
Apply low-tack painters tape to a section of sticker backing
sheet. The backing from a Xyron X machine
is used here. Run the layer through and
die cut ric rac.
painter’s tape to card front and press down for good adhesion. The tape may be pieced to maximize the use of
the die cut pieces. Strathmore Bristol
Board Smooth in 100 pound weight is used for the card as it will hold up to
more aggressive techniques such as this and allows the painter’s tape to be
removed without damaging the cardstock.
Apply Neon Amplify! in various colors in the open sections
between the ric rac painter’s tape.
Electric Pink, Electric Orange, and Electric Yellow are used here. It does not need to cover the space
Use and acrylic brayer to spread the Neon Amplify! in the
open areas. Notice the extra section of
painter’s tape to protect the open section of the card.
Brayer excess Neon Amplify! onto a section of
cardstock. Quickly clean the brayer with
a baby wipe or warm running water.
Heat card front with a heat gun. When the Neon Amplify! is fully cured and
puffed up, remove painter’s tape.
Using the cardstock with the extra Neon Amplify! die cut the
sentiment. Adhere the sentiment with On
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface 100 pound cardstock
Low tack painter’s tape
Xyron backing sheet
Sizzix—Loops & Ric Rac
Echo Park—Sentiment Word Die Set
Die Cut Machine with extended plates
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