Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Faux Cloisonne technique

This card I made for my friend Sheryl's birthday. The Celebrate sentiment was done
w/versamark ink and colored in with coordinating pearlescent chalks; the background paper was created with alcohol inks on photo paper spread around with an air brush; The butterfly was created using a technique I saw done by a guest (Micheal Strong) on the Carol Duvall show. He called it faux cloisonne.

what you will need:
colorful pages torn out of magazines
a stamp with an outline image and internal details a metallic embossing powder/versamark inkpad
cardstock and a glue stick

Here is how it is done:
Stamp image on two coordinating pages of magazines and heat emboss with metallic powder; stamp and emboss the same image on solid cs (preferably black or white); cut out the 4 wings from the images on the magazine pages(you will only use two wings per final butterfly but one wing from each magazine page); discard antenae; glue opposite wings over the image embossed on cs (a glue stick works best); you will need to place a scrap piece of paper over the image and gently burnish the wings down. This will leave you with the metallic edges and antenae showing from the cs image and the embossed edges and magazine pages showing.

Here I cut cs into a square and matted on another piece of cs before adhering it to the card. On my butterfly the left wing was actually an image of a field of yellow flowers and the right wing was from an image of macaroni and cheese.

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