Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Woodware UK: Art in Words

This week the Woodware team were handed quite a challenge! We were only to use words in our images! Yikes! I don't mind making a sentiment be a focal point, but to not have even a background of images was very difficult for me. Fortunately, Stampendous has some wonderful sentiments in beautiful fonts, that truly become everything necessary in a design. And even more fortunate is the fact that you can purchase them from any of the stores listed on the Woodware site, or from the Stampendous site if you live in the USA.

 I used two cling designs...Color Outside the Lines and Life is Art. The first was stamped and embossed in white on a white panel to act as a resist for the layers of Clearsnap ColorBox Chalk inks in French Blue, Pastel Lime, Aquamarine, and Jade. For more visual interest, I cut and matted this panel asymmetrically, and layered it over a white panel which had been textured with a Corrugator.

The blue strip was created by first using removable tape to mask off everything but the "art" portion of the sentiment. Then I inked only that portion with Versamark, removed the bits of tape, and stamped and embossed just that word with Stampendous Aged Teal Embossing Enamel. After cleaning the stamp, I taped over the "art", and inked the rest with Onyx Versafine, removed the tape, lined up the sentiment over the embossed word, and stamped the rest of the sentiment. It sounds complicated, but really it is not.

Before adhering all of the layers, I sprinkled bits of the Aged Teal around the edges, and heat them from underneath. This is part of the "Fran•táge" technique which is so popular. The end result of this card is plenty of color, bits of bling, great texture, and fabulous words...just words!

If you haven't had the opportunity to check out the wordy creativity from the rest of the Woodware ladies, I recommend that you head over t o the Woodware blog now!

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