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My Bestie - 11/23/2021

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Black top folding card blank (8 1/4 x 5 3/4")

White cardstock (8 x 5 1/2")

Stamps from Imala Changes Stamp set

Sentiment from Lamination Smile Everday Stamp Collection

Thirsty Brush Knit Stencil

Stencil from the Smile Creative Box

Izink Dye Spray: Blue Moon

Izink Pearly Paste: Vert D'Eau

Izink texture paste: Flakey

Versafine Ink Pad: Onyx Black

Silver Gilding Wax

Black pen

Palette knife

Water spray bottle

Paint brush

Paper towel

Sequins: Down The Bay

Eureka 101

Paper Trimmer

Perfect Together Glue



How To Guide - Step 1

Spray some of the Izink Blue Moon on to a glass or craft mat.

Spritz with a little water. 

Pick up the ink on to the white cardstock, to create a background.  

Dry thoroughly. 

How To Guide - Step 2

Place the stripey stencil from the Creative box, over your inked background.

Blend the Izink Flakey Paste randomly through the stencil, off the top left side of the background.

Apply more Flakey Paste off the bottom right side of the background. 

Dry thoroughly before proceeding to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 3

Place the Knit Stencil over your background.

Apply the Izink Vert D'Eau Pearly Paste randomly through the stencil, off the left side, bottom right and top right edges of your background. The idea is to create a distressed, random effect, so don't be too particular. 

Dry all your artwork completely, before moving on to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 4

Using your ring finger, gently apply some gilding wax over the flakey paste. 

Buff off with a soft cloth, to get a good shine. 

How To Guide - Step 5

Ink up the vase image, from the Imala Changes Stamp set, in the Onyx Black Versafine. 

Stamp on to your background, slightly off the right hand edge of your artwork. 

Dry ink before proceeding to the next step. 

How To Guide - Step 6

Apply some water to a couple of the flowers, wait for a few seconds then "lift" out the ink with a paper towel. This is known as the faux bleaching technique. 

Repeat this technique to lift out the colour from all the flowers and/or leaves, and the vase/water, to make your image stand out. 


How To Guide - Step 7

Ink up the sentiment, from the Lamination Smile Everyday Stamp Collection, in the Onyx Black Versafine.

Stamp to the bottom left of the vase. 

How To Guide - Step 8

Use a black pen to draw a decorative wiggly frame around your artwork. 

How To Guide - Step 9

Glue your artwork on to the front of your top folding card blank. 

How To Guide - Step 10

Add sequins around your artwork, to finish.