Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Textured Flower Card - cool card technique!

I’ve seen some “texture” creams in Scrapbook shops but it’s always either hit when I have no money or its too expensive for my budget so I decided to look for a (frugal) alternative on the net.  I came up with the option to try some spackle and here is my finished project:

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5.5 x 4.25 card base

 

Supplies used:

Moon .sil file - Barb Derksen (free for you!)

Designer Paper - “Chiaro” from the Alla-Prima Collection

Clear Glitter

Spackle

Template made from a cereal box

gems

 

Method:

I trimmed the cardstock to fit the card base.  I then looked at the designer paper and found a partial blossom to match the pattern already on the paper.  I trimmed it out by hand using sharp scissors.  I set this aside.

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My husband loves this cereal and so I wind up with quite a few boxes and I simply hate to throw them out because the pattern is perfect for a template.  I cut it flat around the design leaving some room around the pattern for my messiness Winking smile  - positioning it where the blossom would end.

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Then I laid it on the designer paper and took some of this Dry Dex spackling and smoothed it over the leaves pattern using a spatula.  I kind of like this particular spackling as it goes on pink but dries white, this way I’m not tempted to play with it before it’s set.  I lifted the template off once I had the height and texture I wanted for the leaves. 

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And once they were completely dry (I believe I even helped hurry this up with either my heat embossing gun or my hair dryer, lil Miss Impatiant Pants that I am)

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So then I painted the leaves with my Pearlescent watercolors.  I bought mine at a scrapbook supply store but I have also seen them in Michaels too. 

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Then added touches of paint to the blossom and  I drizzled some glue (the TomBow is nice and fine) on the cut out flower and then…

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I sprinkled it with this fun glitter for interest.  I am a true glitter girl and I saw this just as I was leaving a shop and decided to take a chance on it.  The glitter was in larger bits than I’d generally consider but the price was right and I had my credit card along and… well!  I’ve since fallen in ♥ with it and have to stop myself from adding it to every little thing. 

I was happy with the way this project turned out.

Stay tuned and you will be treated to several more projects using both the spackling and the glitter!

8 comments:

  1. Cute card,thanks for sharing how you made it.
    Blessing's Jocelan

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  2. Great project Barb and a great card too...!!

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  3. Love those colours! Great explanation as to how you created your project too, Barb. Fab texture & I am sure whoever receives it will love it.
    Tine (Addie24)

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  4. Interesting technique...using spackling. The texture came out great, too. (And I just bought some spackle to fix holes with...it may not make it there!

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  5. Good evening Barb:)
    I too LOVE the colors you used on your card! What neat ideas you come up with! Where there's a will...Barb will find a way!!:)Thanks for sharing your "How To" with us!

    Love and hugs,
    Valinda

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  6. Very beautiful
    hugs Linda

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  7. This was very cool to watch you put together sister, I love your mixed media projects.

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