Saturday, February 9, 2019

CAS Design: Watercolor/Metallic Tissue Paper

Hello, Crafty Makers!
YAY, ME!   
This is my third CAS card in the month of February. 
Not only did I survive a CAS design, but I also learned two new techniques in the process.  I am glad February is a short month!
 Metallic Love
The hubster and I are in the throes of decluttering and refurbishing our home.  When we came across a box full of tissue paper, hubby suggested giving most of it away and then finding craft projects that would quickly utilize the stash I planned to keep.  Yesterday, while cruising around the Splitcoast Stampers'™member gallery,  I found a tutorial for Watercolor Tissue Paper.  
There are several techniques one can use to take the watercolored tissue paper to the next level. In this wet embossing technique process, you are only supposed to apply the embossing powder to the textured ridges that form on the paper when you crumple it, however, I was curious to see what would happen if I just sponged Versamark® over the entire sheet.  I really like the result.  I have colored about ten sheets, so far, but hope to color my entire stash of tissue paper.   I want to use Brusho for the next group that I color.  The current ones were done with Ranger® Distress and Distress Oxide Inks. These prints will get stored with my mono (Gelli) prints.  Precolored papers are nice to have around when you need quick backgrounds or die cuts.


Supplies & Stuff
White CS - Top Flight Smooth Finish 82lb
White Craft Tissue Paper - Paperbilities 
Gina Marie Designs - Stitched Rectangle
Tim Holtz Alterations - Thinlits- Love Words
Elmer's School Glue
Colorbox® (Clearsnap®) Gold Embossing Powder

Ranger Distress/Distress Oxide Inks - January 2017 Bundle

Challenges Entered:
A Gem of A Challenge - ATG
Challenge Up Your Life - Love
Brown Sugar Challenge - Love and/or Valentines Day
The Fairy and The Unicorn - ATG w/Twist "All Loved Up"
Crafty Friends Challenge - ATG
Crafter's Castle - ATG w/optional twist "Valentines Day"
Di's Digi Designs: All About Love
Crafting With An Attitude - Always Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts - Love