Hi crafters,

Simon says Stamp has a wild things theme this week. I am experimenting with foiling images again. I also wanted to create a dawn scene for them.

I used Spellbinders Make a Wish and Sizzix Birds and Stars dies to make stencils from scrap card. I stencilled Atelier heavy gel gloss medium through these. It is important not to let the gel ooze as it will resist watercolouring. I did this twice and second go there was still a little ooze which I lifted with a craft knife and used an eraser when it was dry to get rid of the shine and expose the paper.

Once it was dry, I sprayed the whole thing with water and dragged distress stain daubers through it. I used tattered rose, dusty concord, blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire, black soot, ground expresso, walnut stain and Forrest moss. The Forrest moss bled up into the pale bit and left a yellow halo and green threads like grass which was cool.

I ran it through the Minc machine on 3 with an extra card behind it, in a plastic transfer sleeve with blue and gold Fab foil.

The sentiment is from Simon says Stamp Uplifting Thoughts. I wanted white but sometimes white heat embossing doesn’t come out clearly on textured surfaces so I stamped with Hero Arts unicorn white pigment ink lightly a few times.

I am entering this in:

Simon says Stamp Monday challenge:

Wild things

One Comment

  • cheiron

    Beautiful card, love the birds and your inky background! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Wild Things Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week 🙂