Tuesday, January 17, 2017

2017 Technique Calendar - April

Just like the old wives' tale, Indiana in April really does have showers...lots and lots of them which is why I chose this textured technique for today's calendar page.

I wish you could see and feel this in person.
It's not only fun to make but there are real layers there that just beg to be touched.

You'll need to gather your supplies before hand because you have to work quickly while the glue is wet.  You need: tissue of some sort roughly 3-4x the size of your calendar page, white glue that dries clear, spray ink or other liquid colorant, and if desired micro beads, glitter or other add-in.  You'll also want a pair of gloves if you don't want to have ink-stained fingers ;)

Crumble the tissue multiple times to break down
the fiber and create lots of wrinkles.

Pour a good amount of white, clear drying glue onto your calendar page.
Spread the glue out over the page - don't worry if you have lots of extra glue.
It will get used in the next step.

No in between pics sorry - my fingers were all inky & glued.

Working quickly, spread the glue over the entire surface of your page, smoosh the tissue into the glue soaking it through. Immediately spray with one or more colors of ink and massage into the tissue.  While the glue is still wet, gently push the soggy tissue paper around trying to push all of the paper onto the page.  As you do so you will begin creating layers of tissue and color that really won't be visible until the tissue has dried.

While the glue is still wet, sprinkle on any additives.
In this case I used clear micro beads and a micro bead/glitter mix.

These beads are so much fun!
Now let the page dry.

I made a few "rain drops" and dots to add to embellish the page using Pico Embellishers. Unfortunately the lighter blue raindrops blended in so well with the spray inks that they didn't show up so I ended up not adding them to the page.

 Add the calendar and any additional embellishments you desire.

These are just a few pics trying to show you the texture
and dimension created by the glue/tissue.

Now it's your turn!
Have fun gettin' inky!


Imagine - Fireworks! Spray - Bahama Blue, Sky Blue, Danube Blue; irRESISTible Pico Embellisher -  Danube Blue
Glue, Micro Beads, Tissue

1 comment:

  1. April showers bring May flowers.
    Great design for the month of April.
    You can see the raindrops.
    thanks for sharing.


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