Sunday, August 2, 2020

613 Avenue Create Challenge - August 2020 - Use Washi Tape (Foil or Matte)

Hello, Crafty Makers!
The Optional Twist at 613 Avenue Create this month is to use Washi Tape (foiled or matte.)
I own tons of Washi and I rarely use it. I subscribe to a planner kit and each month I get 6 to 8 rolls of foiled and matte Washi tapes. Although I use these in my planner, it is difficult to use an entire roll in one month of planning.  This challenge made me think about more interesting ways to use my tapes so you may see a lot of Washi tape on my upcoming projects.
A Bad Day
Fade-Out Infinity Stenciling is so cool.  I keep my color wheel handy because I don't want to end up with muddy colors. I am amazed at how each layer claims it's own space and also at the preception of depth this technique creates!

This lovely weekday (foiled) Washi was the perfect choice for my sentiment.  I started the design,  Creating my own backgrounds has definitely become an addiction for me. I have a huge collection of stencils and now feel justified in making so many impulse purchases! I could not afford them at today's prices! I actually ordered mylar this week so I create stencils of my favorite dies

I added a little gold splatter to the face panel and while it has an orangish tone in the photos, it sparkles IRL.  I experimented with three different card bases but in the end, the black card seemed to be the best choice.

Happy Moments

Step Tutorial

Paper Trimmer
Stamping platform or acrylic block
Die Pick
Blending Brushes
Craft Tweezers
Heat Tool (embossing)

Distress Inks: (I used: Squeezed Lemonade, Shaded Lilac, Worn Lipstick, Cracked Pistachio, Iced Spruce.)  Use what you have.  You may substitute any ink as long as it is dye-based.  Pigment ink will not work.
Other Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, VersMark Watermark

Black Card Stock 110 lb or higher
White Card Stock 110 lb or higher 
Craft Foam Sheets

Other Supplies:
Stencils (at least two)
Washi Tape
Sentiment Stamp(s)
Embossing Powder
Embossing Powder Tool
Teflon Bone Folder

Wet Glue
Glue runner
Double-sided tape
removable tape or low tack tape

Cut the black cardstock to 4-1/4" x 11" and score at 5-1/2"
Cut your white cardstock to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (you will trim this later)

Using low tack tape, adhere the white cs to your work surface.
Optional: You may apply a base color to your white cardstock before beginning to stencil.
Place your first stencil over your paper and adhere it to your work surface.  Avoid placing tape over any area of the stencil that will be inked.  Using your first ink color, begin blending from the outer edges and work toward the center. Blend in additional colors as desired.  If you plan to highlight your sentiment or an image from your second stencil, you should leave white space in the center of your design.  Remove the first stencil.
Position your second stencil.  You can move the stencil to color images into a particular area depending on your desired design.
Color your "anchor" image.
Color remaining images and blend in your complimentary colors.  When coloring is complete, use a clean blending brush to blend in all the colors making sure to blend out any sharp lines.
Trim your panel to the appropriate size.  The panel of the tutorial project was trimmed to 4" x 5-1/4".
Add splatter (I used gold and white) or other mediums to give your background design additional interest.  Water droplets are another possibility if you are using Ranger Distress Inks or Oxide Inks.
Wipe the front of the panel with a powder embossing tool.

Position your sentiment on your stamping tool or acrylic block.
Stamp your sentiment/images black ink.
Use a baby wipe to clean your stamps (do not remove them from your stamping tool.) Stamp the sentiments/image again using the VersaMark embossing ink.
Cover the entire sentiment/image with CLEAR embossing powder.  Return excess EP to the container and lightly tap the back of the panel to remove the excess powder.  Heat emboss the sentiment. (apply heat to the back of the card first and then move to the front.)
For added dimension, apply craft foam or double-sided foam tape to the back of your card.  If you use craft foam, cut it 1/8" smaller than your panel. 
Secure the foam to the back of your panel with both double-sided tape and wet glue.
Position the panel on your card base.
Add your decorative strip.  (I used Washi tape.  You can substitute ribbon or an intricate die-cut border strip.)
Add sequins or other embellishments.
Add paper to the inside.
Thanks for Stopping By!
Challenges Entered:
Artsy Divas:  Always Anything Goes
We Love To Create: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes


Stuff I Used:
Joyful Home Sentiment Stamps: Bad Days Happen
(Hello Dahliang Collection)