Saturday 9 May 2015

2015 #8 My Heart {by Sara Naumann. PA Signature Designer}

2015 Theme 8: Sprays

Hey everyone, Sara here—ready to get inky, painty and stampy all in one go!

Today I’m playing with Eclectica ESN07 stamps. As many of you know, I love placing lots of small stamps together on one big block to create a background. It’s one of the easiest ways to get an instant start on my project. In this case, I stamped onto acetate, which adds another layer of texture to the card.

Underneath the acetate is a background that combines two of my favorite things: Lin Brown PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint and Dylusions Lemon Zest Ink Spray. The yellow Dylusions works with just about any paint color, and gives a translucent glow that makes the piece so much warmer and richer.

Both colors are brayered onto white card. Sometimes I think we can forget that you don’t always need a brush for painting, nor are you limited to using spray as only a spray. My brayer is actually my most-used tool for just about any kind of medium application.
The best thing is that this process gives you lots of layers and dimension, but is super quick and easy to do!

1. Squeeze a bit of Fresco Finish Bougainvillea paint onto a craft sheet. Use a brayer to roll the paint onto a piece of white card. Don’t cover the entire surface but leave some areas white. Let dry. Clean your brayer completely.

2. Unscrew the top of the Dylusions Lemon Zest bottle and pour a little onto your craft sheet. Use the brayer to roll colour onto the painted background.

3. Arrange the stamps from ESN07 together on one Flexi Block and stamp onto clear acetate. Note: If you’re using regular acetate, choose solvent ink like StazOn or Surfacez. If you’re using heat-resistant acetate (like that from Crafter’s Companion or Hot Off The Press) then you can stamp with Jet Black Archival and heat-set to speed the dry time. Using a heat tool on regular acetate will cause it to warp!


4. Layer the acetate piece on the painted background and staple together.

5. Mat the piece on white, then grey card and wrap with hemp twine before gluing to the card blank. Add layered silk flowers accented with a bow. Stamp “my heart” on white card, ink the edges and attach with foam tape.

I hope you enjoyed the project as much as I did! Thank you to the lovely Leandra and PaperArtsy for letting me share this project with you here!

Oh we just love the combination of colours here, you are right that yellow blends in so beautifully. it is easy to forget that sprays do not have to be sprayed, using the brayer is a fantastic alternative and gives so much more control over the ink. Thanks for sharing. 

We would love you to join in with challenge #8: Sprays If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE. 

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Sprays link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, May 10th, winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.


Helen said...

gorgeous Sara!!

Craftyfield said...

Love this design, simple to make, yet it looks elaborate.

Kirsten said...

Gorgeous card! I love the yellow over the Bougainvillea & layering the stamped acetate on top was a great idea.

Ruth said...

Heavenly colours, beautiful results! Ruth x

Etsuko said...

Lovely card and good design. xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous! I have had a good play today with my first Fresco paints and love them.
Linda xxx

Julie Lee said...

A beautiful card! I love your colour combo and the focal flower. xxx

craftimamma said...

Really lovely and fab colours I would never have dreamed would look so good together.

Lesley Xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Lovely Sara, I love the mix of the fresco and the brayered ink,

Lucy x

Marci said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for the techniques.