Renee Zarate's Bolton House is still in New England but Renee herself has moved on to South Carolina. The days are a little different now, no garden to take care of means more studio time. Dealing with snow and blizzards will be a thing of the past but there will be new challenges. Challenges like...how will we ever carry these two chairs and this huge umbrella down to the beach? Stay tuned.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A Tangerine Master Board Becomes an All Occasion Card~ an AIRs Project
Like most crafters I have a stash of cards that can be used
at a moment’s notice. When I make master boards I generally make a few cards or
ATCs with whatever remains after I complete the main project and into my
emergency reserve they go. Our color
challenge for the AIRs design team at Imagine Crafts this month was “Tangerine”, a cheerful color of summer, so I decided
to make a master board combining all the different shades of orange that I have on
hand. Objects in nature are never a single flat color but generally an eye
pleasing combination of multiple shades of one color, including tangerines.
This card has a nice masculine feel to it but can also has a feminine side to
it with the addition of some paper flowers in the upper corner.
Skill: All levels
Time: 1 hour
Step one: Create a
monochromatic master board using different shades of orange. Spray water on a piece of Mixed Media paper,
this one measures 11” by 14”. Lay a
stencil or a piece of laser cut paper on top of the wet paper and with a large
dauber begin pouncing different colors of orange inks through the design. Keep blending the colors through the stencil,
spraying more water during the process if necessary. The wet paper can be
blotted off onto another piece of Mixed Media paper which almost has the same
effect as a Gelli Plate design. The stencil can also be wiped off with a baby
wipe onto the paper so that none of the ink goes to waste; this creates
additional self-designed papers to be used later. Dry the paper with a heat
Step two: Cut a piece of the master board measuring 2 ½” by
3 ½” (standard ATC size). Decorate with a bird die cut that also came from the
master board paper, Washi tape and stamp a sentiment, heat emboss with clear
Step three: Mat panel on black, gray and orange cardstock.
Step four: Mat the entire panel onto black cardstock and
then mount onto patterned paper.
Step five: Glue the finished panel onto a blank white card.
Color a few paper flowers with ink, spritzing water on them then blotting with
a paper towel until the desired color is achieved. When the flowers are dry
attach them to the upper corner of the card with a strong adhesive.
Here is the list of supplies that I used:
Radiant Neon-Electric Orange
Memento Marker-Teal Zeal for eye
Clear Embossing Powder
Stamps-Sizzix Bird Talk
Die-Sizzix Alterations “Bird
Talk”, Big Kick machine
Washi Tape-Idea-ology Sketchbook
11” by 14” Strathmore 140 lb.
Mixed Media paper
Cardstock-black, gray, orange,
laser cut paper
White blank card measuring 6 ½”
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