Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fabulous Florets and My Spray Painting Technique

Hi Everyone,

I’ve got a great little technique I came up with last week that I want to share with you.

Here is another card using this technique…..I did one a few days ago remember?Spray Painting 037

Isn’t it pretty? I hope you like it.

Here is how I did it….and these are some of the supplies you will need. Alcohol, Re-inkers (I’ve used Calypso Coral and So Saffron). Black Embossing
Powder, Powder Pal, Embossing Buddy, Versamark, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool,Champagne Shimmer Paint and Mister Bottles. You might want to add lots of Paper Towels as this gets messy.

Spray Painting 001 Here are your supplies

Spray Painting 002 Rub over Whisper White Cardstock with your Embossing Buddy to prevent specks of Embossing Powder from Sticking to where you don’t want it.

Spray Painting 003 Stamp Images with Versamark

Spray Painting 007 Pour Embossing Powder over your Powder Pal and gently shake excess off.

Spray Painting 008 You know what…do a lot at one time and have extras on hand to create fast and beautiful cards later.

Spray Painting 011 Heat set with your Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool

Spray Painting 012 Now comes the fun!!! Take your Alcohol and your Re-inkers and Shimmer Paint and Misters and get ready to get messy and have fun!

Spray Painting 013 Fill your bottle about 3/4 full with alcohol.

Spray Painting 014 Then add Re-inker Drops. I think I did about 12 and it wasn’t dark enough so I did a few more. You can adjust to your liking.

Spray Painting 015 Next add a little Shimmer Paint simply by taking the wand from the Mister and dipping into the shimmer paint about three times or to your liking. Put top back on Mister and gently shake…..

Spray Painting 023 I sprayed onto my grid paper and then thought….Duh!! Where are my paper towels. I did see the beginning of something beautiful though! hehe!

Spray Painting 024 Take your sheet of embossed flowers and start lightly spraying to where you’d like the different colors. I started with the saffron Spray Paint.

Spray Painting 026 Then the Calypso Coral….you can go back and make it more intense or do a little of each on every flower.

Spray Painting 030 Then I took it one step further and wanted to create some background paper with this technique. So I lightly sprayed some of both colors on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and let dry. Oh yes even though it’s alcohol… you do wet the paper and have to let it dry for a few.

Spray Painting 032 While that was drying I started to cut some flowers out.

Spray Painting 033 ….these are what is left for another card later!!

Spray Painting 034 I decided to do a little crimping to enhance the beauty of the paper and flowers. I’ll cover that next time.

Spray Painting 037 …and here is the assembled card using So Saffron for the base and I love using a Mat of Black to make the whole thing POP!!

The Black Satin Double Bow was made using my Magic Bow Maker to get just the right look!

If you would like to order any supplies to make this card just contact me or visit my online store.

I hope you enjoyed this Tutorial!! Back to the Drawing Board for more fun things to share!! See you next time!!

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Sharon said...


Bonnie said...

This is a great technique! I love the crimping on the base card too!

Beth Fesperman said...

Lee...this technique is sooooo awesome...I bought the misters at leadership 2 years ago and now I can use them....thanks for sharing....

Cindee said...

Beautiful card Lee! Thanks for the instructions on how you did the flowers. Going to have to give it a try!

soggystamper said...

I love your card and thanks for the tutorial. Now I wish I had brought my heat tool and embossing powders with me on our extended trip with our travel trailer.
Sue aka The Soggy Stamper

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

This is just stunning, Lee! Thanks for the tutorial!

Carol said...

Stunning card, Lee! The crimping is really wonderful and sets off those fab flowers! Thanks for sharing your tutorial.

Cathy Warhank said...

Absolutely stunning, Lee! Thank you for taking the time to share the great tutorial. I can't wait to give it a try.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful! tfs

Darlene said...

Hi Lee,
I love your card and the new technique. Thank you very much for sharing. I will be trying this very soon!!

Debbie Martin said...

Great tutorial. I have used the same method to color other items, but not paper yet. TFS

leslie (crookedstamper) said...

Beautiful! I'm going to have to try this!

Nina Athena said...

Beautiful art! Thanks for sharing a great inspiration about spray painting.

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