I had to try something different with a die- embossing with a Foil (sticky back) Paper.......I always love to try new things.....
Next, I placed the foil onto the embossing folder (ridge side up) and rubbed the stump over it. I did not remove the backing before attaching to the card- so it would be a bit sturdier. I sanded the foil before attaching it. On colored foil, the base with show up just like sanding the Coordinations cardstock shows a core color.
Ok- I also had some fun with dies and my Art Journal cover.
Monochromes. I thought I would decorate the cover of my Art Journal....so here goes!
First, I painted the cover with Gesso, then with a light brown acrylic paint color. I picked brown as that is the color I figured the owl should be...... Next I cut the owl out of plain grungeboard. I attached it to the cover with gel medium. I ripped a piece of cardstock and made it the branch under the owl- attached it with Gel medium.
I cut out the Mini Medallion die, and added modeling paste through it top left and again- just out of the picture on the right. I added a stencil with moon shapes- thinking it looked similar to the owls eyes.
On the far bottom, I added numerous roses- I cut off and saved some of the leaves from the Roses.
On the leaves- upper Rt and lower Lt, I used modeling paste thru leaves, and the other two and leaves from the roses pieced together.
I added more color in layers, added some crackle paint and some sparkle spritz (Fairy Dust Creative Inspiration paint mixed with water). Once I did that- forget taking a picture of this- the sheen changes the colors a tad....... I added Brownie and Latte Shades die ink sponged on around the edges for a finishing touch. I also mixed some Brownie ink with Gesso, and used bubble wrap for more interest.
I added a few ribbons to the edge- and will add more later- I am messy, so do not want to get paint and gesso all over it while playing.
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Use your Stuff- Die Cuts
OSAAT- Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge- Show Us Your Metal
Allsorts- Use those dies
Alphabet Challenge- D for Diecut
Challenges and Candies- Embossing
Cut it Up- AG with Die Cuts
Creative Knockouts- Texturize It
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