AALL and Create – Card By Tracy Evans – Adding Layers to a Design
AALLandCreate Exclusive Stamps – No 3 by Fiona, No 6 by Tracy
AALLandCreate Exclusive Stencils – No 4 by Fiona, No 6 by Autour de Mwa
Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paints – Lemon, Tangerine, Lime, Turquoise, Magenta, Ruby, White, Night
Black Archival Ink
Circle Die – Tracy used a Spellbinders Circle Die
Cut ‘n’ Dry Foam
Sewing Machine (optional)
Black Posca Paint Pen
Small Ball Embossing Tool or Paintbrush
Old credit/store card
This design is all about adding layers to add depth and interest to a card. There are two videos for two cards in this series to show a variation and different technique to achieving a similar finish.
1 Cut a piece of white card to create a 5” square.
2 Place the white card onto a flat surface. Die cut a large circle from printer paper; we are using the aperture as a stencil for this card. Place the circular aperture onto the white card add a small amount of Lemon Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to a non-stick or glass matt and then roll the brayer through the paint and then using a light touch brayer the paint over the aperture area. Brayer any excess paint onto a spare piece of white card which can be used for a further project or any background stamping.
3 Add a small amount of Tangerine Heavy Body Acrylic to a non-stick or glass matt, roll the brayer though the paint and then using a light touch brayer over the aperture area, aiming not to cover the whole area with colour, we are aiming for layers of colour.
4 Repeat the same process as shown in step 2 and 3 with Lime and Turquoise Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.
5 To add depth to our design we need to add a couple of layers of a darker colour, in this case Magenta and Ruby, brayering the paint lightly over the aperture area.
6 Place Fiona’s Stencil No 4 onto the circular area and then using a small touch of Ruby Paint apply the paint over the stencil with a piece of Cut ‘n’ Dry Foam, only a small amount of paint is needed. Repeat this process using Autour de Mwa Stencil No 6, this adds a further layer of interest to the design.
7 Add a small amount of Night Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to a non-stick craft sheet/glass matt and drag an old credit/store card through the paint and then press the edge of the card onto the decorative background to add random scratchy lines.
8 Add a small amount of White Heavy Body Acrylic to a non-stick craft sheet/glass matt, dip a small ball embossing tool or the end of a paintbrush into the paint and then press the tool onto the background to add white textural dots for a further layer of interest. Repeat this process to add random dots around the background.
9 Ink the bird stamp from Tracy’s Stamp No 6 with Black Archival Ink and stamp the bird onto the decorative circle. Stamp the bird a second time onto the second piece of brayered card we created, cut out the bird body and then adhere the body to the first stamped image to give dimension to the design
10 Ink the numbers from Fiona’s Stamp No 3 with Black Archival Ink and stamp onto the decorative circle.
11 Add random machine stitching if desired.
12 Using a Black Posca Paint Pen add delicate splatters of paint to the background.
13 Ink the Rise Above sentiment from Tracy’s Stamp No 6 onto the brayered background we created, cut out the sentiment, create a banner by snipping a ‘v’ from the end of the sentiment and then add the sentiment to the inside of the card.
14 Matt the decorative panel onto a piece of black card, leaving a narrow border and then adhere to the card front.