Monday, August 20, 2012

A Freebie and Fun New Technique!

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Today I have something a little bit different to show you.  I decided that I wanted to try out a new technique which I call Mica Resist.  I'm sure there are other ways to get the job done, but I specifically wanted to use Maya Resist and LuminArte Primary Elements Mica Powders.

This is the completed card using my created background!  Dies I've used are Garden Corner by SCACD, Poppy Stamps Picket Fence and Memory Box Summer Border.

The sentiment is handwritten (and thankfully worked out cuz I didn't use any measurements, just eye-balled it!).  The word 'Hope' and the stitching around the flowers were done with a copic multiliner.

Here's the cutie, Sowing the Seeds of Love by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD.  She's one of the new releases... the entire set (Sampler #6) can be found HERE.

She's colored with copics, but again I'd like to tell you that Susana carries ShinHan Twin Touch Markers HERE.  They are in convenient bundles :D

Rhinestones for the flower centers complete this one of kind card!

Here are the products I used and the resulting 5"x5" background...

Maya Resist which comes with it's own applicator!, LuminArte Mica Powders:  Wild Blueberry, Stargazer, Icy Iris, Wisteria.

Instead of using 'run of the mill' cardstock, I decided to try a Mixed Media Paper I purchased at Hobby Lobby.  It was nice and thick for watercoloring (micas mixed with water) and held up to numerous layers of spraying and brushing :D

This is what it looked like before trimming...  If you'd like, you may click on the image and then save to your computer!  You can either print it out or use on digital projects.

Download HERE

I totally forgot to take photos as I made this :(  but the process is actually very easy!

How To:
Step One:  Using Maya Resist, create your pattern.  Let this dry for at least 10 minutes.
Step Two:  Spray water over your paper with Mister just to wet surface (not saturate).
Step Three:  Mix separately with water on splat mat using Mister and paintbrush (or water brush HERE)...Icy Iris Mica Powder and Wisteria Mica Powder (you only need a small amount of mica powder!).
Step Four:  Paint as desired adding more water or mica powder if needed.
Step Five:  Tap Stargazer and Wild Blueberry Mica Powders from your dry paintbrush onto the paper as desired.  Use Mister to create more of a watercolor look, less water for a more speckled, color intense look.
Step Six:  Let dry completely and carefully remove the resist.  I simply rubbed it off!  Be sure that your paper is dry first cuz it will tear when wet!!!
Step Seven:  Trim and decorate as desired and adhere to card base with Best Glue Ever!!!  LOVE LOVE LOVE this glue!!!

Susana carries sooooo many colors of Mica Powder.  They are addicting and really a lot of fun!!!  Sometimes I get tired of trying to find just the right paper.  Why not create your own?  So simple :D

Challenges Entered:
Divas by Design - Sketch
Flutter-by Wednesday REOPENING! - butterflies really ARE there lol
Party Time Tuesdays - Garden Delights
Shopping Our Stash - Trying something new
Whoopsie Daisy - Use a Sentiment
Creative Friday - Summer Sun Holidays
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Die Cuts
Two Sisters Challenge - In the Garden
Sparkles - Nature
The Crafty Pad - #184 To Die For

Have you heard what's new?
Check out the new goodies at the store!!!  I'm on my way myself :)
Here's some eye candy...

Awesome NEW DIES HERE!!!
This is only a SAMPLE... there are 6 more!

New Metallic Distress Stains, Distress Clear Rock Candy Stickles and Distress Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter- HERE!

New Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps- HERE!

Thank you for sharing your love of crafting with me, sweet friends.  I appreciate you more than you will ever know!!!

Coming up... A quilted friendship card

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Melanie said...

Lori, this is absolutely STUNNING. I adore the background...beautiful choice of colours! :)

Carla said...

ohh this is soo pretty! Love the way this turned out. I need to try this! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Tonya said...

This is beautiful! I love the technique.

Deena said...

gorgeous this technique... Thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash's technique challenge this week!

cebelica said...

This turned out so beautifully. I really like your background! Fab work! Hugs! xx

Uta said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. The image is so lovely. Thanks for joining us at Creative Friday.
Hugs, Uta

Sandra H said...

Oh this is stunning Lori and great technique too! x

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Lori!!!
the background you created is stunning hun, thank you for sharing the how to!!
I've been looking around SCACD lately, wow, she has so much more fun stuff for mixed media than I remember! very cool!
have a beautiful day my friend!
hugs & blessings

jan farnworth said...

thanks for sharing with us at fbw.

Joey said...

Lori this is gorgeous, the background looks fantastic, thanks for joining us at Flutterby. Joey x

Betty said...

This is stunning Lori you have made a fab background very clever . I love the stamp you have used. Thank you for joining us at Poodles Parlour this week and Good Luck in the challenge

sarah-Jane said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at
Sarah-Jane xx

Patty said...

Wow...Wow...Wow!!! An absolutely beautiful card..I'm lost for words!! Thanks for joining us over at Poodles Parlour!!


* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Nature * challenge.

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Lori, I love the little scene you have created and your fab handmade background.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the colours & the scene you have created!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Pia S said...

The background you've created for this card is beautiful! The image is so sweet, and you've created such a lovely scene with all the dies. Your handwritten sentiment turned out great!

Dawn said...

Thanks for sharing your gorgeous little card with us at The Crafty Pad this week!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Danni said...

Love this Lori! So pretty!! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Challenge!

Anonymous said...

wow! very pretty!
Thank you for playing with us @ 2 Sisters.
Hugs, Jill

aqualeiga said...

Hey Lori, this is gorgeous!

Lovely to see you join us at THE CRAFTY PAD, thanks so much for playing along.

Hugs, Ali x

Papiertiger said...

WOW....what a gorgeous card....great, how ou make the background and I like the colours and the little girls.
Thanks for joining in our little Summer Challenge from Creatve Friday.
Bye Scarlett

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