Join me for this month's technique challenge- Make a wreath! This technique can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Let me teach you two of my favorites with a stamp and a stencil.
Wreath Technique: Stamped Card
Apply Distress Oxide Inks (Faded Jeans and Wilted Violet) to the bundled flowers image from the Lavender Fields Stamps. Note: Only ink the lavender not the stems.
Position the stamp onto a 4x5.25" smooth white cardstock panel, reapply ink and continue stamping until a wreath shape is formed.
Swipe inks onto a craft mat, pick up the color with a water brush and flick onto the stamped panel.
Cut two slits with a craft knife on either side of the stamped image.
Run a purple grosgrain ribbon through the slits and tie into a bow.
Add a stamped sentiment in Amethyst ink, optional purple glitter glue berries, and adhere the panel to a folded card base.
Wreath Technique: Stenciled Page
Trace two large circles very lightly in pencil onto super smooth white cardstock.
Position the Wild Rose stencil opening over the pencil line. Apply the ink (Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide) from the outside of the stencil in with an Ink Applicator tool.
Add rose details with a darker color (Candied Apple Distress Oxide).
Move the stencil over the red rose image so that a portion of the flower is overlapped but centered over the penciled circle. Apply ink to the open areas of the stencil being careful to avoid inking over the first image.
Continue adding the roses around the penciled circles.
Add the final stencil details including leaves and centers.
Add this stenciled artwork to a page featuring Raku papers and cutaparts.
Now it's your turn! Create artwork with the techniques shown above or maybe come up with something new, it's up to you. Simply link up your artwork by May 31st for a chance to win a Club Scrap gift certificate.