Wednesday, 25 February 2015

APC Challenge - Week 22

Week 22 of the Altered Playing Card Challenge 
was to use glue with a stencil.

After reading that the stencil needs to be cleaned immediately after using glue, I decided I would create my own patterns instead.

The glue was left to dry over a number of days and when I pulled them out from where I leave things that need to dry, much to my surprise the glue had (a) turned yellow and (b) was still sticky although set.  I had expected it to dry clear and non sticky.  Oh well, next step was to add paint.

For both cards, I squeezed just a spot of paint onto them and finger painted over the whole surface.  I then wiped a little paint off as they would have been too dark.  
(The blue card is actually purple, but the light hasn't been good the last few days as it is cloudy and overcast)
I discovered after the paint was added, that the stickyness of the glue was somewhat reduced.
These are the finished cards (this time using a flash). 
I'm really not sure which looks better - flash or no flash?

Anyhow, I outlined the glue with my paint pen, found my punch that makes a sort of filmstrip edge, stamped the "Octopet" (Stampotique) onto scrap white card and coloured it with Distress Markers. I then added a small piece of torn paper, popped the octopus onto dimensionals and added the word.  I decided the octopus was a bit flat, so added purple dots of Liquid Pearls and black dots of Liquid Pearls for eyes.

On this card I outlined the glue with a white paint pen, adding extra dots for a border.  I added a piece of fabric washi tape and as I didn't want it going over the dots, cut the end off and added it just above the first piece.  I lightly stamped a script stamp in 'watering can' Archival Ink across the background.  I stamped "Rabbit" (Stampotique) onto scrap designer paper, cut him out, popped him on dimensionals and added just a touch of colour to his ears, nose and bow-tie.

I'll be back again very soon as this is a catch-up week.  You'll be able to see Weeks 23 & 24 in the next couple of days and very soon this challenge will be finished.
Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

  1. These are both actually delightful, Helen, despite the traumatic moments! ;-) On my monitor, the purple is purple and I love it. You certainly make me wish I had had more time and could have kept up with this APC challenge from Claudine! She's a great teacher!


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