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Vintage sprays

Hi crafters. This card was inspired by watching Tim Holtz Saturday demos. The demo led me to a card by Tami Bastiaans where the background and main panel were made from canvas. This got me thinking of spraying some fabric for a background. I cut a piece of vintage-looking dress fabric and sprayed it with turquoise, blue, green and gold sprays plus a few splashes of gold acrylic paint. I sprayed it with water and then let it dry. You can see it below with some of the unstained fabric. I found that Couture Creations Die cut n bond is slightly narrower than a 5×7 card so I placed that on a cardbase with the edges bare, and attached the fabric before trimming it. I then stitched the edges (adhesive causes lots of stitching problems if you sew through it).



The main panel was inspired by Tim’s demo on crayons. I stamped Glorious Bouquet on some textured watercolour paper and coloured it with water-soluble crayons. After the crayon was dry, I then sprayed the paper with turquoise and antique gold sprays, followed by water. Just as in Tim’s demo, the crayon resists the spray. There was some darkening but it doesn’t cover it. You can see a little in the photo, that the gold shimmer in the spray pooled around the edges of the crayon colouring in places.

I really like the mottled texture and the shimmer. I cut the panel from the watercolour paper and matted it on a stitched teal matt. I wanted an antique gold matt as well, so I ended up spraying some cardstock to get the same colour as in the top panel.
For the sentiment I wanted to keep it simple so I gold hot foiled one of the Spellbinders More Sentiments glimmer hot foil plates and cut it from the watercolour paper with the die that comes with the plates.

I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Sprays and Splashes.
PS. I tried the crayon resist on fabric and that works too, but I think it looks better when the crayon is applied with a brush than direct to fabric.
Thanks for visiting,

Christine

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