Thursday, January 28, 2021

Stamping Sisters Camp Winter 2021 - Day 4

Hello Friends. Welcome to the fourth and final day of the Stamping Sisters Mini Winter Camp 2021. Barb kicked off the week with a tutorial on Monday, followed by Darlene's on Tuesday and Kelly's yesterday. Now it's my turn. 

For some behind-the-scenes information, the four of us shared a supply list with each other nearly a month ago, but we didn't share any other details of what our tutorials would be. When our blog posts go live, we each scramble to make a card using the tutorial of the day. It's a lot of fun. It stretches us. We even learn some things along the way.

You may be wondering... what was on my supply list??? First, let me tell you, I had the shortest supply list of the group - only one item.

Old-fashioned (aka runny) school glue. It could be the good stuff (Elmer's) or the cheap stuff (call me frugal tight).

This is where it gets a bit sticky (LOL! Ignore my glue humor.) I read somewhere - I don't remember where - that when you add glue to cardstock (AND LET IT COMPLETELY DRY), you will get varying coverage of ink when you blend ink onto it. As I recall the technique could be used with any kind of ink. That's all I remembered from what I read. What's a girl to do? Experiment, of course.

Step 1:

I took a piece of plastic packaging and added a fair amount of glue in a pool on it (I'm sorry, I didn't think to take pictures of these steps) and then I dabbed a 2" square acrylic block into the glue and then transferred the glue onto a piece of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" white cardstock by gently placing the acrylic block on the cardstock, glue-side down. I repeated this process until I had a reasonable coverage on the cardstock. Though this was the first one I tried, it is also the one I ended up using on my card.

I did a similar process on another piece of cardstock but with less coverage. In the end this was a FAIL - it looked like spots on the cardstock when I inked it. I threw it away without thinking to take a picture to show you.

On a third piece of cardstock I tried a different technique. I smeared glue all over that piece of plastic. I then placed a piece of white cardstock on top of it to transfer glue to the cardstock and then carefully lifted it off. I really liked how this looked, but in the end, I chose the first piece to use instead.

Step 2:

Set the glued pieces of cardstock aside and let them completely dry. This step took longer than I anticipated. If you use an acrylic block to transfer the glue BE SURE TO IMMEDIATELY CLEAN THE ACRYLIC BLOCK!

Step 3:

Once the glue has completely dried, use a blender brush to add ink to the cardstock and notice how the glue areas take the ink differently than those without glue. I ended up using two colors of Ranger Distress Oxide ink on mine to give more definition of color - Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap.

As you can see from this picture, I die-cut my finished piece of blended paper.

This is the piece I almost used:

It looks more subtle because it had nearly full coverage of glue.

That's really the end of the tutorial. From this point on, it's just a matter of making a card, using that piece of glue-enhanced paper on it somewhere.

Be sure to go Barb, Darlene, and Kelly's blogs a bit later today to see their glue-tutorial cards.

Darlene @ Accordingtobijou

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Stamp/Die Set: Technique Tuesday Luscious Grapes stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with Copic Markers

Inks (for blending): Ranger Distress Oxide Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap

Papers: Cougar 110# White and SU Cinnamon Cider CS and DP from my scrap file

Dies: MFT Stitched Rounded Rectangle and Rubbernecker Nested Rectangle Stitch

Embellishment: Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots and Ribbon from an unknown vendor


Barb said...

This looks like a lot of fun--getting sticky with glue and cardstock. I love the two colors you picked for the background. I will attempt this later today and post my project.

Lynn McAuley said...

Your fun glue panel is a perfect backdrop for these stunning grapes!! What a beautiful card, Jeanette!!

MiamiKel said...

This is so bold and fun and a great balance between the bright purple grapes with the tan - both panel turned out nice but I do like your acrylic block one much better - it gives a lot more detail! Beautiful addition of the perfect ribbon - fun FUN technique, I'm sorry I didn't do so well with it! Send me to the corner :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a great technique Jeanette - I think i may play with that some time VERY soon. Loving your finished card too!
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