Saturday, July 1, 2017

July CAS Mix Up Challenge - Tissue Paper

Yikes -  It's July already!  So it's definitely summer in the northern hemisphere!  If it's hot where you live - get inside with the air-conditioning or fans and get to work on this fun CAS Mix Up challenge! 
Bonnie is our host this month and this is her challenge:
And here is the card I created using Stamps, Tissue Paper, Paints, Stencils and Rhinestones!
I used Deli paper which is like tissue paper.  I purchased it at a class run by Dina Wakley at a now (sadly) closed craft shop in New Hampshire. I bought 2 packages of it and this is the first time I pulled it out to use again!  

Here are a few photos of my process.
I got out my Gelli Plate (another item I rarely use as I'm not always happy with what I get when I play!)  the Deli sheets and I picked out 3 colors of paint to use -  Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Opaque Chalk Acrylics in Guacamole, Sky and Haystack.
I watched this video linked over at the challenge - 

I got out 4 stencils and a stamp - top left - Mosaic Swirl/Dina Wakley, top right - Machinations #5347/Stencil Girl, bottom left - dragonfly stamp from Classics #1 set/Tim Holtz,  middle bottom Intersecting Brick Circle #S137/Stencil Girl, and bottom right - Mid Century Modern Elements #S118/Stencil Girl.
For each stencil -  I brayered color onto my Gelli Plate, put a stencil over it, then laid a deli sheet over it, pressed the paper over the stencil with my hand then pulled off the paper.  Then I removed the stencil and laid a clean sheet of deli paper over the Gelli Plate - smoothed it over with my hand and pulled off the paper -  giving a positive and negative print for each stencil as seen below.  For the stamp - I brayered the paint over the Gelli Plate and stamped the stamp onto the plate then onto the deli paper (I forgot to do a negative printing for the stamp (drat!)
For this card - I chose 3 of the stenciled papers and ripped off small strips.  I followed the instructions on the video- brushing Liquitex Matte Medium onto a 4" x 5 1/4" panel of white cardstock, laying a Deli paper strip over it, and then brushing Liquitex again over the stenciled piece.  I did the same steps for each piece I layered on. I let the panel dry.  Then I cut down the panel so there would be lots of white around it to make it CAS.  I adhered the panel to my card base, stamped on the sentiment and added 3 rhinestones.
This was a fun challenge and showed me I need to play more with my Gelli Plate 
and with Tissue Paper!
The challenge is open until July 24.  You will find links to other techniques using Tissue Paper as well as lots of inspiration from the talented Design Team and our July Guest Designer Sue - over at the CAS Mix Up Challenge here.

Stamps:  Signature Greetings - PTI, Classic - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Ink:  True Black - PTI
Paper:  White - PTI, Deli Paper
Accessories:  Paper Artsy Fresco Finish Opaque Chalk Acrylics, rhinestones - Kaiser, Gelli Plate, Breyer - Ranger, Liquitex Matte Medium, Mosaic Swirl Stencil - Dina Wakley, Mid Century Modern Elements, Interlocking Brick Circle and Machinations stencils - Stencil Girl.


nancy littrell said...

OMG Julia..I was the one that found that video and have wanted to try the technique, but still have not...I LOVE how your tissue backgrounds turned out and how you tore strips of 4 of then for your beautiful soft colored artsy card. Your rhinestones and sentiment were perfect to finish off your CAS Mix Up design. TFS my friend. You have me inspired. Hugs..I even have deli paper..

Loll said...

You made fantastic backgrounds with your geli plate, Julia!! Beautiful colours that you've used. So awesome that you tore strips from three of the different designs. Your card is AMAZING and so ARSTY!! xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous what you did with the gelli plate. So creative and loving the layout x

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love this fantastic stenciled background, Julia! So light, airy, and perfect for the season! Hideko

Bonnie said...

Wow, Julia! This is awesome! I love all the stenciled prints and the stamp! Thanks for sharing all the details. I've never used a gelli plate. Maybe I ought to see about getting one and giving it a try!

Christine Alexander said...

amazing card with one of my favorite techniques. Now you have given me some inspiration of one of my cards :)

Sue said...

This is so creative and beautiful, Julia. I love the gelli plate background, great job!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...just amazing!

Susan said...

What a wonderful batch of prints you got from your gelli plate! I love the ones you chose to use - great colours, very subtle and very artistic!

Pat said...

Thank you for explaining the technique Julia and the collage effect is beautiful. I love that dragonfly too. I have a gelli plate so must give this a try. x

Jo Manna said...

What a generous blog post. I love my Gelli plate too and learnt a lot, I simply soaked up all your details. A stunning card Julia. SO ARTSY!!! Beautifully executed, thank you, hugs xxx

butterfly said...

This is just magical, Julia - I love the Gelli Deli prints (sorry, irresistible!) and am so inspired to play with my (utterly neglected) Gelli plate when I get home in a few weeks. The card is stunning, with a delicate softness that is so appealing. Beautiful work.
Alison x

Pawsitively Creative said...

This is incredible and looks like a fun technique to try! Never tried the Gelli but you sure make me want to give it a go. The final CAS design is fantabulous and so clean. I tend to smear my colors into the white space. Oops. Hehe!