Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Waiting for Me

Somewhere, beyond the sea.......

This is another card created for one of Artistic Outpost's latest releases,  "Beyond the Sea". 
I stepped away from watercolors and used Copics for the image.  See the photo below for colors.

Can you guess how I embossed the background?  Do you recognize the pattern?

If you guessed hardware cloth, you're right!  Yes, I bought a piece of hardware cloth.  I trimmed it to a size just bigger than most card fronts.   I put it through my Wizard with the embossing mat.  Voila! a great pattern.  
 I started with a piece of white card stock which I misted lightly with water and then embossed.  Slight moist paper will take the pattern much better.  I wanted to highlight the pattern so I rubbed Distress Rusty Hinge DTP over the raised pattern.  Then I sprayed  Glimmer Mist over it using Patina, Bubbles and a touch of Juniper. Sometimes the moisture will relax the embossed image too much.  With the ink defining the pattern, the pattern will be visible even if the paper flattens! 
I added some mats and placed it all on a tan card front.  I placed a piece of ribbon across the card and tied a separate bow around it.   The words were stamped on scraps of paper with the same Glimmer Mist on it..

I hope I've inspired you to try some ordinary things around your house to use for embossing.  Ordinary metal screen makes a great pattern, too.  I haven't tried plastic screen.......I think it would work, too, just not quite as defined.  Go ahead, try it!
Happy Day!

1 comment:

Lynn Stevens said...

Love it Judy!!!!!