Today, a fish-themed card or two.
One fish old and one fish new.
(Sorry, channeling Dr.Seuss today for some reason) ;)
...pressure embossing & colouring fabric
(that's been adhered to cardstock to give the fabric stability).
And here's the inside:
The papers are BasicGrey 6x6 papers that
I got from Paper Garden Projects back in the day.
Nook & Pantry: turquoise pattern; turquoise
weave; and yellow doily pattern.
Porcelain: yellow flower pattern
I stitched on some gold metallic seed beads
and added a whack of hand sewing.
There's matching envelope with more stitching:
It's so nice to change up & colour something
other than paper and outline images for a change.
Note to self: have to try this out again, soon.
...emboss & colour fabric
- Glue (Mod Podge if you've got it)
- Colouring medium (I used Prismacolour pencils & Copic markers)
- An embossing folder (I used Provocraft Asian embossing folder Koi)
Step 2) Glue the fabric onto the cardstock (I like Mod Podge since it adds stability or stiffness to the fabric -acid free Mod Podge, if you have it & prefer archival).
Step 3) Let it dry & then run it through your pressure embossing machine.
Step 4) Colour any areas you like. I found Prismacolour pencil crayons & Copic markers to be a great combo (using the markers first & the pencil crayons second to avoid clogging Copic marker tips). You can also add details with a permanent marker. The eyes on these guys are dotted on with a Copic Multiliner.
Little Tip: Using the folder as support for the fabric while you colour is handy to keep the embossing nice and raised & crisp: just keep it under the embossed image (To keep it from shifting, you can tape it on, in place, if you like).
If you just colour without supporting it, the embossing does become less emphasized but you get nice soft looking colouring.
cut out & adhered over top:
(a romantic manly card for my Fella
who loves fishin' with his Dad):
The little wee fishy is one of the first stamps I ever bought
from Eat Cake Graphics. He's teeny at 1 x 0.4
inches but he is too cute, n'est pas?
Just look at that smile on his lil' fishy face! giggle giggle
The fish net under the heart is a piece of fusible webbing that came with
curtains from Ikea. The blue heart was cut on a Cricut Expression
(Plantin School book cartridge more about that here)
The background stamp for the texture on the waves
is an old fave: a Penny Black stamp called Paisley Swirls.
Most of the bits of paper are coloured with Copic markers,
but the blue cardstocks are old S.U. colours: baja breeze & soft sky.
The fish dictionary definition text freebie is here if you'd like it:
Click the images & right click and save as for JPEGs or Click the links to go to JPEGs (and PDF links) on Flickr. (I printed a high contrast version to get bright white paper)
fish dictionary definition text paper
on Flickr (with PDF link)
as a snippet:
fish dictionary definition snippet
on Flickr (with PDF link)
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