Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stenciled Oxide Ink Backgrounds : Graduation Card

If you're stopping may have noticed it's been awhile since my last post. Unfortunately, I have had some health issues which have included using my hands, especially for typing...but want to share
some things I've been up to!

I tried out this technique featured on Jennifer McGuire's blog. She used TH Distress Oxide Inks , stencils, paper, and water spritzing. It was one of the simplest and really pretty background techniques I've tried in awhile. I blended two different blue inks on white paper. Then, I spritzed the backside of my stencil very lightly and just gently laid it down on top of the inked paper. I lifted it gently, and had a very subtle blue pattern. 
The stencil is Prima "Finnibar" which I found at my local Hobby Lobby. 
I used Papertrey Ink's "Scripted" stamps and dies. I die cut the "So Happy," lifted it out...then die cut the same on a darker blue paper and glued it back in. The added sentiment in print also comes in this set...and I actually just eyeballed it as sometimes that is quicker for me than getting the Misti aligned correctly. This time it just happened to work out!
Here is a close up so you can hopefully see the background pattern. I used a little bit of Perfect Pearls gold powder in with the water before spritzing which gives the ink a pretty shimmer.

I added a narrow gold mirror cardstock border, and mounted the entire blue panel with foam tape to give this more dimension. I also used some watered down white craft paint and did a lite flicking of paint to offset the darker blues. Then a sprinkling of rain stones for some shimmer.
This is for my niece's graduation...hope she'll be pleased. 
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