Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Woodware UK: Piling on the Layers with Wear Crafts!

Did someone mention layers? Oh, boy! The Woodware UK team are posting along with Wear Crafts UK, and our challenge is layers...lots of layers! Perfect time to pull this one out of my hat (or cyber file). There are so many ways to create layers...inks, papers, paste, embellishments, etc. I have used a bit of all of these on this card.

Layer #1-The base is a square black card. I've added a layer of teal cardstock that has been watermark inked all around the edge, and embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

Layer #2-A torn black panel which I paste-embossed Dreamweaver Stencils' Gold Embossing Paste with the Gears stencil. The wet paste was sprinkled with Aged Teal and Aged Gold Embossing Enamels, and heated with the heat tool. Heating the paste while wet causes it to bubble and puff up a bit, and of course, the powders melted, so the result is very chunky and textural.

Layer #3-A small panel of copper metal was run through my embossing machine with the Gears stencil and no rubber mat, just to get the faint impression. Then it was placed upside down on the Dream stencil, and hand-embossed with a paper stump tool and a stylus tool. A cord is wrapped around this panel and the second.

Layer #4-A panel of acetate was liberally coated with Glossy Accents and drops of Colour Solutions Alcohol Inks, smeared a bit, and a sprinkling of Stampendous Mica Flakes was added before a piece of tissue paper covered the entire wet backing and allowed to dry. Once dry, The Stampendous Patent Man Cling stamp was stamped on the front of the panel with Black StazOn ink, and the panel adhered to a black cardstock mat. This was then adhered to the card front with foam tape.

Layer #5-Two punched of chipboard and one of metal, were machine embossed with the Gears stencil. The metal one was ink distressed with StazOn, and the chipboard one was covered with Versamark ink and embossed with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.

Layering can be so much fun, in small amounts or large! Hope you have fun layering this week as well!

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