Sunday, September 11, 2011

Try Something New

I love to try new techniques.  My motto is ... you won't know, unless you give it a go.  So when I saw this tie-dye technique from Becky Fleck, on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog, it intrigued me and I wanted to give it a try.


Supplies: tissue wrapping paper (miscellaneous), glimmer mists (Tattered Angels), modge podge (Plaid), cardstock (Super Stock), chipboard letters, acrylic wings (Heidi Swapp), stamps (See D's, House of 3/Pink Paislee, 7 Gypsies, Making Memories, Melissa Frances), ink (Rangers), journal cards,tag and ink (CTMH), pen (Creative Memories), visitor admission lapel clip (National Gallery of Canada)

My paper of choice was a large sheet of white tissue wrapping paper.  I had a photo already in mind for this layout so I chose 2 different blues, a purple and a cream coloured Tattered Angels Glimmer mists.  I crumpled the tissue into a ball as instructed and sprayed it from lightest to darkest colour in a large box, rotating it as it expanded and the areas filled with colour.  I chose to spray 4 different tissue sheets so I could try it with different amounts of colour.  After I let the sheets sit for a while, I carefully uncrumpled them and then let them dry over night.

The next day, I chose the one that I felt best represented a sky with clouds and took a 12x12 heavier cardstock sheet and Modge Podged the page and adhered the tissue using a brayer to smooth it out.  I let it dry , trimmed the edges to within an inch and then turned the layout over and adhered the tissue edges onto the back; thereby creating a very finished look to my now ready background paper.  After copious amounts of stamping and some embellishing, it was done.

I think it worked well in representing a sky.  I would give this technique a try again.  Next time I am thinking it will be with paper so I can make some pretty flowers like Becky's.

TTFN,

10 comments:

teacher jessy said...

That is a beautiful tech and u nailed it so good! I love the layout, awesome details :)

Annika said...

Lovely page! I love your background! Awsome job!

Rach H said...

Love the look of this and the new technique! Fabulous job!

marianne said...

So cool! I love the texture the tissue paper adds and the angel wings are a great touch!

pinkalishious said...

That looks lush & i LOVE to tye die IRL also, i may take on this technique later, tfs x

Hilde/Scoobie said...

Great job with the background paper - love the structure it adds!

TFS!

Carol said...

that looks pretty cool!!!

Stacey Michaud said...

very cool page...I love the tissue paper! Way to step out!

Tanya Tahir said...

wow, Cassandra! I love the background and it really looks like a sky with clouds! Genious!

LG said...

Great title work! Lovely photo