I'm back again with you today with my other two Blue Fern Studios projects, and I'm going to be showing how you can keep your chipboards "as is" or piece them apart in order to best compliment your work. We all like to make the most of our products and it can sure be fun to see how far you can stretch something. While at other times, we want to use something in its entirety to really make a statement!
Let's see how I did both :)
"Pause to Live"
This piece is an 8"x10" canvas. Normally, when I create something, I don't necessarily start with the chipboard. But that wasn't the case here. I knew I wanted to use the gorgeous Ornate Heart piece- and I definitely knew I didn't want to take this one apart. It's such a gorgeous design and I really wanted to make something special with it.
Here are the steps I took in coloring this piece:
1. Prime chipboard with gesso; dry.
2. Stamp chipboard with a favorite stamp and clear embossing ink.
3. Sprinkle on some white embossing powder and set with heat gun.
4. Randomly apply some watercolors. The embossed stamping will resist.
5. Apply clear embossing powder to some areas of the wet watercolors. Set with heat gun.
"Key to My Heart" Tag
My second project today is a tag. I've created a collage-style piece using the bird/flourish cut from the Village Sign Post, and a heart from the Heart Set pack.
I actually ended up using the backside of the heart piece. I'd done some stamping and coloring and just didn't like it- but when I turned it over and discovered the random gesso look that it had, I decided I wanted to keep it that way :). I backed it with a transparency before cutting off a piece from the Village Sign Post, applying some sandy colored chalk ink, and then topping off the heart with it.
Village Sign Post
I hope you enjoyed my post today! Thanks to those of you who are so sweet and take a moment to leave some kind words. I'm scrambling to get caught up and hope to be visiting some blogs soon :)
Take care and see you again tomorrow,