This weeks Techniques are all about distressing and using transparencies.
(I think there maybe one kit left and the range of MME Papers at http://www.allcraftz.com.au/)
YOU WILL NEED:
MME “BLOOM” PP- BIJOU BIRDS BROWN,
Here is an example of the transparency. I created this as a transparency, seen here backwards as a tip inside a tip I always print transparencies backward them the printed image is protected from scratching as its the side thats stuck to the paper. (hope u understand that! LOL)
STEP 2. Find transparency that reads “your mind is a garden” . Trim to desired ATC size
STEP 3) Once transparency trimmed to size on the reverse side using an small paint brush (approx 0 size) dip brush in white paint on scrap piece of paper wipe of most of the paint so brush is not wet. Then lightly brush white paint over the backwards phrase. Don't be too neat.( that's called a dry brush by technical art folk). Then repeat this step again ensuring the words themselves are completely covered. Set aside to dry. Once dry cut small pieces of double sided tape and position them on the back of the painted words checking the front to make sure they wont be visable.
STEP 4) Peel off tape and stick in position to ATC. Pierce holes around the edges of the ATC with paper piercer and blanket stitch with orange embroidery thread.
STEP 5) Take the GEOMETRIC PINK PP and place your daisy flowers on it. Pierce a hole through both layers and push through a black brad.
STEP 6) Trim round the flower. Reserve the second set of flower for the orange ATC. Position your first finished flower where you would like it to go on the tallest stem of the Teal ATC. Mark and pierce a hole. Attach brad through the layers on the ATC. Being sure to make the split pins of the brad as flat as possible. As the back details card of the ATC has yet to go on over the top.
STEP 8)Take pink ATC and sand a square in the centre of the card. Trim your Bloom transparency down to just outside the guidelines. Use that transparency as a guide to how big that sanded area should be.
STEP 7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 to create the two sets of smaller flowers. I cut smaller pieces of PP and feed them through my Zyron for a bit of extra stick and to make it easier to attach as they were such fiddly little bits! You should now have something that looks like this or better!
STEP 9) On the back side of the bloom transparency attach tiny pieces of double sided tape to the back of the flower and leaves. This will help keep it in place while you pierce holes for the stitching around the outside square.
STEP 10) Pierce the holes for the stitching around the square.
STEP 11) Then use white embroidery thread to straight stitch around the transparency.
STEP 12) Cut the PP cut into 2cm x 2cm squares You’ll need twelve. Ink around the edges if you desire then if you have a zyron sticker maker machine roll them through other wise put double sided tape on the back of each piece.
STEP 13) Stick the PP squares down to cover the edge of the transparency, in an order that looks good with the patterns they have on them.
STEP 14) Once the PP squares are all in place, turn the card over and trim the excess off. Viola! Done...number two!