This piece was inspired by Artist, Maeve Harris.
Here is her piece of art named “Dragonfly” that so inspired me.
Ready for today’s tutorial? If so, let’s get started.
|Stamps: Technique Tuesday BoHo Buzz, Stampin’ Up Essence of Love & Sanded|
|Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Soft Sky & Really Rust|
|Ink: Adirondack Butterscotch, Aqua, Rust, Lake Mist, Ginger and Stonewash, Distress ink Faded Jeans|
|Accessories: Stampin’ Up markers Not Quite Navy & Pumpkin Pie, Versamark marker, Aqua Painter, Sponges, P80 Sandpaper, Clear embossing powder and heat gun, Paper towel|
I stamped the dragonfly on Whisper White card stock by first loading the stamp with Aqua ink and then coloring the the body portion of the stamp with a Pumpkin Pie marker before stamping.
I used my Aqua Painter and Faded Jeans ink to color the wing tips. Note: I pressed the Aqua Painter directly on the inked pad to pick up the color for painting.
Colored over the entire dragonfly image with a Versamark marker and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.
Sponged on Butterscotch ink using a dragging motion, starting at the bottom of the card stock pulling upward.
Sponged on Rust ink using a dragging motion again, only this time dragging in a different direction.
Sponged on Lake Mist ink in the upper left hand corner. Still using the dragging motion. 🙂
Sponged on Stonewash ink still using the dragging motion.
Sponged more Rust ink on using the dragging motion, to get it darker.
Sponged on Ginger ink in some of the rust area to get darker yet.
Swiped a piece of sand paper from my husband’s work bench and sanded the card stock to create the white spot under the dragonfly. Also, sanded the card stock edges.
The back of the sandpaper says “P80”, I assume that is the grade of the sandpaper.
Wiped the ink off of the embossed image with a paper towel.
Stamped the Sanded background stamp on using Faded Jeans ink.
Attached the main image panel to a panel of Soft Sky card stock and stamped the Essence of Love stamp using Faded Jeans ink.
See the gapes in the stamped images above, where I stamped over two layers of card stock? I filled the gapes in with a Not Quite Navy marker by drawing in the missing pieces.
Sponged Faded Jeans ink on the bottom of the card stock using a circular motion.
Assembled card and here it is finished.
This project really taught me how wonderful sandpaper is. It really distressed the card stock in a hurry. Love it!
I hope you have been inspired to try this tutorial and give sandpaper a try yourself.
Have a sun filled day!
Until my next post. . . . . . .