Monday, August 16, 2021

#128 challenge at Lost Coast designs, Face on.

Welcome back to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity where Lost Coast Designs and Carmen's Veranda collide to bring you twice the inspiration and double the fun!

Hello everyone, today this card for a challenge inspiration post.
The challenge this time is "Lets face it".

For this card I used a technique that I wrote a published article about years ago. 
Squeeze fresh flowers on paper. 
I love doing this technique, and make lots of prints so I have a lot of backgrounds. 
All you need is some flowers, paper and a die cut machine. 
You can also experiment yourself. 
For example, you can spray some ink or paint, or sprinkle some mica powders on it. 
You can probably come up with something yourself. 
Here is the tutorial for this card. 

You Need.....
Fresh cut flowers
Ink sprays
Paper towel
Die cut machine
Black and white paint.

I always press the flowers between 2 sheets of paper.

When you run the paper through the machine, 
sometimes a lot of moisture comes out of the flowers. 
It is wise to keep quite a few sheets of paper towel handy. 
As soon as you see too much moisture coming out of the flowers, 
you should quickly blot it with the paper towel.

In this photo I had sprayed some glimmermist over the flowers and paper.  
Because you use 2 sheets of paper, you get a positive and negative print. 
And that gives very nice effects.

Now you have to peel of the flowers with the tweezers and brush.
Do this very carefully.
The paper has become wet and very prone to tearing.
And look what beautiful prints you have now.
And now the stamping,
I stamped the "Girl with a Curl" directly onto the floral print with black stazon.
Then colored her hair, eyes and mouth with some distress ink in the right color.
Also made some shadow around the stamp.
Splatter with some white and black paint fine splatters over the background.
Add some accents with a white gel pen and you're done.

You can of course make all kinds of designs and combinations.
Experiment and you will be amazed at what is possible.
But most importantly, have fun creating.
And dont forget to enter the challenge.
Maybe you will be oure next winner.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! I love the use of flowers to print and am off to read your article.