Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Sparkle Xmas Card
1. Sprinkle glitter on Sookwang adhesive paper in the usual way, save the remainder & dump it back in the container.
2. Spend some time with a "peeloff" of choice. What is a peeloff? It is a lazer cutout vinyl sticker, sortof like a stained glass window if that makes sense? Peeloffs come in all sorts of variety so have a look at your local scrapbook store to see what you can find. Weed the vinyl: Use a pokey tool to remove the filler pieces, or save them in a 2 step process with transfer tape if the image allows dual use. I didn't save the packaging to tell you what this Christmas village house was from, sorry.
Tip: I used the tip of my microtip nonstick scissors to poke the little bits out.
3. Trim a piece of transfer tape, apply it to the vinyl, burnish well.
4. Peel up transfer tape & apply vinyl to glitter paper. Remove the transfer paper. Question: is it okay to use preglittered paper? Answer: YES.
5. Get busy colouring with alcohol based markers (copic, CTMH, Sharpie, Bick...)
alcohol blending pen, so I bought a Copic 000 no colour blending pen. Blending the variegated stripes of colour softened them nicely. I was even able to fix an oopsie colouring on the overhanging snow in the roof. You can see I was testing Sharpie markers on a scrap; I used a range of blue, grey, silver for the "snow." I'm not entirely happy that it looks like the house is floating on the background. Considering I was first time playing with technique I don't think it was a big deal, it's still pretty. The card is a CTMH shaped card, from my consultant kit, they come all tucked in their envelopes. It was a pleasant surprise to have a lovely edge on the card. I traced the shape on the back of the sparkle paper and manually trimmed it out. That's it. I will have to percolate on it a bit to decide what will fix the floating look, maybe some doodling? Its now winter, so time to enjoy avoiding the cold!