Friday, 19 April 2019

Stencil Sponging & Coloring

Hi Crafters,

Sathya here today from Paperie Expressions.

For today's post, I have made 3 cards focusing Stencil Sponging. Sponging over Stencils is a pretty basic way to use. Stencils can also be used for mists/sprays or to apply the texture pastes to get the desired patterns. For which, whole stencil or a portion can be used to create the focal image or even a background.

Always start loading the sponge with the ink and lightly sponge over the stencil in one direction only. Once a layer of ink on your cardstock is dried, you can sponge over top with more inks and more pressure to intensity to get a layered look.

Made a card in my blog using same technique. Check here if you wish to see the card.

Went ahead and colored the sponged areas of the stenciled portion to make my focal images.

Over to the projects!

Stencil Sponging + Pencil Coloring

 Florals stencil as Focal Image 

Card 1 






 Card 2




  • For both Card 1 (Blossom stencil) and card 2 (floral mini stencil 6), sponged desired inks over stencils and layered the inks wherever necessary on to white cs.
  • Then using Prisma colored pencils highlighted the stenciled portions .
  • Then the focal panels are matted on to black cs.
  • For card 1, the matted panel is added to 6" square card base.
  • The black splatters are added for interest.
  • For card 2, pink bakers' twine is added over the focal panel  and then to white embossed panel for interest. Its then added to black A2 sized card base.
  • Sentiments are added to mini Tag chipzebs using Mai -Jet black ink.
  • Few enamel dots added as accents.
Pattern stencil as Background




  • Took Yupo paper and played with alcohol inks in the colors Citrus and Lemonade.
  • After its dried a bit, went over with a sponge dipped in blending solution and applied slightly over the Yupo paper using a Deco pattern stencil.
  • This took off the inks ftom the stenciled portion and gave a cool patterned background.
  • Leaves chipzeb is white heat embossed and added to the focal panel.
  • Butterflies from Butterfly flutters stamp set are white heat embossed over vellum.
  • Fussy cut and added to the panel.
  • Sentiment from same stamp set is black heat embossed over vellum and strip is added to the focal panel and its then added to the kraft card base.
Hope you like today's cards! 

Products used 
 





India
Crafters Corner, India
Hndmd
The Craft Shop
Anandha Stationary
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore
Connect4sale, Chennai

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK


www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers) 
Thanks for stopping by!

Have a blessed day!

Cheers,
Sathya

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Video : 3 Cards 3 Different Techniques

Hello Crafters,

Today I will be showing you simple 3 cards with 3 different techniques. So what are these techniques, you must be thinking. These techniques are very well known and used to make simple and quick cards. These are Blending, Fussy Cutting and Mixing ink with Texture/Modeling Paste.

So, Let's get started

These are today's cards which I made using above three techniques.


1. Blending



  • I have started with 15 x 1 cm watercolor strips (I am using strips for different look, you can also use scrap piece of watercolor paper).
  • Rub Mai Inks directly on a watercolor strips ( You can also blend it with blending tool).
  • As these are dye inks you don't need to heat dry it but as we will be doing heat embossing so we need to make sure the inks are dried otherwise when you apply a embossing powder, it will stick to other areas which we don't want it.
  • Once the background is completely dried we take our stamp, here I am using "Dream Sentiment".
  • Set all the sentiment in a shape of oval over our rainbow strips.
  • Heat set it with versamark and white embossing powder.
  • Then cut the excess part of the each strip ( make sure you maintain the oval shape).
  • Adhere it with double sided foam tape in a middle of the base card.
  • To complete the card with some jewels and stamped flowers.



2. Fussy Cutting Stencil Flower

  • I started with watercolor panel as I want to do blending technique using "Checker" stencil.
  • I placed the stencil and started blending with "Lemon Yellow" Mai Ink.
  • Then again placed same stencil but little off set so that I can fill up the empty areas.
  • Same way, I have placed the stencil bottom left side and started blending with "Lemon Yellow" and "Sky Blue" Mai Inks to create green shade.
  • Then I blend with "Jet Black" Mai ink on a "Floral Mini" stencil and heat set it with clear embossing powder.
  • Meanwhile I have stamped sentiment on a bottom right side with the "Jet Black" Mai ink.
  • Once it was completely dry I fussy cut the stencil image and adhere it to the background panel with double sided foam tape.
  • To complete the card I have embellish it with some jewels.



3. Mixing ink with Texture/Modeling Paste


  • I started placing "Floral Fantasy" stencil on a watercolor panel.
  • Masked floral areas with masking tape and started mixing "Twisted Citron" Distress oxide ink with modeling paste ( Note: Always use darker shade of the ink because when you mix it with texture/modeling paste, the color you will get is lighter then original).
  • Once I am done with mixing I have started applying colored paste over stencil.
  • Then let it air dry or you can dry with heat tool.
  • Same way, I have masked leaves areas and applied "Ultra Violet" (which is mixed with modeling paste) paste.
  • Meanwhile the panel was drying, I stamped "Happy Birthday" sentiment from "Cross Stitch" and "Birthday" stamp sets.
  • To complete the card I have adhere some jewels.



I hope you all liked my cards today, appreciate your valuable comments. I have a video tutorial for the first card. You can watch below or over MUDRA Youtube Channel.


Products Used:

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India
Crafters Corner, India
Hndmd
The Craft Shop
Anandha Stationary
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore
Connect4sale, Chennai

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK


www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers) 

Love,
Zalak

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Birthday Celebrations : 5 little monkeys

Hello Folks,

I have a super cute tunnel card made with the Five little monkeys stamp set to share with all of you today! Lets checkout the tunnel card.

I love the tunnel cards for the pretty 3D effect they have.











To make the card:

  • Take a 6.25*8 inches cardstock, 2 pieces.
  • Score at 1 inch from both the sides from the 8" side. We would end up with the middle panel of the size 6*6.25.
  • Now cut one of the pieces with a diecut to form a window using your favorite die and adhere the pattern papers to the base of the 2nd cardstock and also at the window outlet of the front one.
  • To adhere both the cardstock together, align the 1 inch from both the sides on both the cardstock and make a frame kind of a structure.
  • Stamp, colour and fussy cut your elements and then adhere them as per your imagination.
  • Adhere a caption and your card is ready!




Hope you liked the tunnel card, the supplies are mentioned below.





India
Crafters Corner, India
Hndmd
The Craft Shop
Anandha Stationary
Hindustan Trading Company
Starbox, Chennai
Nagashri Arts, Bangalore
Connect4sale, Chennai

International
Kat Scrappiness
The Craft Store, Srilanka
Papercurves, UAE
Vivian Crafts, UAE
Scrapbook Boutique, Australia
Wild Warehouse, UK

www.mudrastamps.in (Exclusively for International Customers)

Thank you very much for taking the time to visit this blog post. Happy crafting.