Hello & Welcome to my post which celebrates the start of an exciting New Year for Craftwork Cards. It also shows a few Mixed Media techniques which can be used with all the lovely Craftwork Cards goodies.
I decided to focus on the New Year & the amazing Design Team for this project, but you could adapt it to celebrate any occasion or people who have meaning to you.
Follow the pics & instructions below to create your very own celebration of 2017.
1. After having a rummage through my crafty stash, I decided that the chip-board watch would be ideal for this project. I covered it in the orange card (all card & paper designs used are printed from the USB Sticks, unless otherwise stated.) , off-set the lilac card over the top using foam pads, then scrunched-up a piece of torn around, script covered paper, sanded over the top & added a light touch of Distress Ink over the top & around the edges.
2. I cut out the photo’s of the Design Team from the brilliant Calendar, affixed a 20cm length of florist’s wire to the back with strong double-sided tape, then glued them onto co-ordinating card.
3. Working my way around the watch, I placed the photo’s at differing distances from the edge, again using tape to secure them & cutting off the excess wire.
4. I printed some cogs in multiple sizes & coloured them using Distress Ink as paint. To do this I pressed the ink pad onto a messy mat & used a water-filled brush pen to apply it to the images. Leave them to dry thoroughly before cutting-out.
5. Print the watch design in multiple sizes, then emboss ‘2017’ across the watch faces using embossing ink & powders. I used silver, gold & clear.
6. Using Distress Ink again with a blending tool, I coloured the watches & wiped over the stamped areas with some kitchen towel to really make the numbers stand out. Again, leave to dry before cutting-out.
7. I also used papers from the Mini Pad of Time Flies – appropriate name! I cut 5 strips down each of the designs, 3 of them at 4cm in width & 2 at 3cm. Draw a line down one side at 1cm in.
8. Cut fine slits up to the line all the way along.
9. Using a quilling tool, or similar, roll the strip with the pattern on the inside, adding glue along the 1cm edge as you go. Leave to dry.
10. Gently pull the slits of paper out from the middle to create this flower shape. However, I have used them because they remind me of fireworks!
11. After removing the backing from the sticky tape, place the embellishments over the top where each photo is attached. I glued the cogs on, used Foam Pads on the watches & strong glue on the ‘fireworks’. When they are dry, attach Candi to the centre of each one.
12. I also printed out some large numbers & coloured them with ink pens & metallic pens.
13. After cutting them out I attached them across the middle using Foam Pads.
14. I printed multiple sizes of butterflies onto Vellum & coloured 3 different sizes using pencils.
15. When they are cut-out, turn them over & crease each wing at the body. Lift-up & shape the edges of the wings, then attach to the watch with strong glue.
16. I finished the project by adding some more Candi, Stickles, Glossy Accents & ribbon – ready to be displayed in pride-of-place.
I do hope that you’ve enjoyed this little foray into Mixed Media Techniques combined with our favourite crafting brand, & I hope that it gives you some inspiration to try something different for the New Year.
So, until next time,
Take Care, Happy Crafting & Happy New Year,