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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Play day part 1...

...with Hilary & Andy.

The workshop on Saturday was "Masks & Stencils" and we started off by using a trellis die to create an embossing plate and mask/stencil.

We cut four of the dies from smooth card stock and using spray adhesive, stuck 3 together to form a thicker more substantial board. This was then used to emboss a couple of pieces of CS.

The spare die cut was placed into the indentations to create a mask for the trellis...
 ...and then glittered texture paste was applied...
...I used Graceful Peach on both the black and the white CS and as you can see, the resulting colour is very different. The black background has more of a silvery effect but the white shows the true peach colour.
The CS mask is really only viable for two uses because it soaks up the moisture and becomes very fragile...
...but don't throw it away as it is now a pretty, glittery trellis and once dry can be used on your cards or scrapbook LOs. You can also cut some of your CS masks/stencils to use with sprays, inks, Pan pastels etc. Again, you will only be able to use them a couple of times (chalks & Pan pastels will allow a few more uses) but do keep them & allow them to dry so that you have a collection of pretty pieces for use on other projects.
Out came the box of sprays...
 ...and Andy gave us the choice to play with some more die-cuts or the new 8x8 texture embossing folders - we decided to go with the folders...
 ...and just had a wonderful time playing with colour mixtures...
 ...I doubt any of us could remember exactly what colours we used...
 ...but they all turned out very different...
 ...there were some fabulous resulting combos...
...but at this stage you couldn't really tell what the textures were on all of them. We had used - distress, parquet, leaf view and dry stone wall.

Pop back tomorrow to see what we did with a variety of StaZon ink pads to make the texture more noticeable...........................................................

3 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This looks like a lot of fun, the sort of products I have no idea where to start with, how lucky you are to have local workshops x

sue jones said...

Wow - Fabulous !!!I LOVE the mask you made and that you can use it afterwards. Wish i lived closer and wasn't such a wimp about driving any distance.

voodoo vixen said...

Beautiful backgrounds, the shimmery ones are stunning!