The Designer Crafts Connection is "Wishes".
At first I was completely 'stumped' as what to create for you. I figured everyone would go with Birthday Wishes or Faerie Wishes...and I wanted to try something different.
I hope you like this!
Glossy photo paper
Zig glue pen.
Assorted distress inks and daubers.
Water mister, 1 dry paint brush with stiff bristles and 1 soft bristle paint brush.
Paper towels, a craft mat, tape and baby wipes.
Stencils (Mariposas and Butterfly Meadow) from The Crafters Workshop
Super fine glitter, gold leaf pen and a stamped sentiment.
Step 2. - Add other colors, try not to make it 'muddy' but still cover up as much white as possible.
Step 4. - With the stiff bristles of the paint brush, 'jab' the colors. Does that make sense? You don't want to use strokes, but more as a crunch down method with the stiff dry bristles. If your card starts to dry up before you have had a chance to finish, mist with some more water or the blending process won't work.
* The ink will be very sticky to touch, almost too sticky, so set the card aside to air for about 10 minutes.*
Step 6. When the card is not as sticky as it was before, place your stencil onto the card and secure to the paper towels with tape.
Step 8. With the stencil still taped firmly in place, wipe the plastic gently with a baby wipe to remove excess ink.
Step 10. - Use the other soft dry paintbrush to apply the fine glitter to the designs, making sure to get the glitter into the smallest of crevices.
Take a minute or two to clean your brushes, then carefully remove the tape and remove the stencil.
When finished, leave the card alone for 30 minutes to one hour to fully cure and have no more stickiness.
If you do...I'd love to see your creation, maybe even share it here on my blog. :)
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