Saturday 14 March 2015

Using Tim's 3x4 papers

Inspired yet again by Stephanie Ackerman's 52 card pick up online workshop I did last year I am applying some of the techniques I learnt in a different way. Tim's fabulous paper stacks have several different size papers in them and all the smaller ones tend to get left as the larger ones get used up, so I am on a mission to use up some of these gorgeous pieces - we might even start a new trend with 3x4's becoming the new ATC's or twinchies for 2015.

Here are the steps I used on my first four and of course I am using the gorgeous Wallflower stash.
Adhere paper to strong card with glue n seal, coating the top of the patterned paper as well.

Smear some white acrylic paint in random places.

Use Tim’s small talk stickers to add a quote.

Add some remnant rubs and small dark die-cuts.

Smear some glue n seal over the pieces you've just added and dry, then with a dark colour distress marker, (I use walnut stain, gathered twigs or black soot), create shadows and depth around the quote and small die cuts.

Sand the edges of each 3x4 and ink with walnut stain DI.

Use cut outs and embellishments that go with the theme.

Once it was all put together I went over with the white acrylic and distress marker again to finish off edges etc.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope I have given you some ideas as to how to use up those small papers that we often have left over.

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
Pablo Picasso

hugs Brenda xxxx