It's #3Up week at Paper Artsy this week.... basically - a lucky few of us are picked to create a project to be shown on the Paper Artsy blog.
I was one of the lucky few. My task was to create a project using the fabulous Infusions and some stamps that Leandra would send to us.
Here are the stamps that I received:
I know, right! How generous! They were all pre-loved but in perfect working order!
So, I racked my brain and eventually decided to create a little atc book - I had some canvas atc's and thought that they would work well with infusions.
Before setting out to create my project I had a wonderful crafty day with my bestie, Caz.... we tried Infusions with lots of different mediums and in different ways so that I could choose what to use.
To start the project I gesso'd both sides of every atc so that the infusions would have something to 'grip' to and not just sink into the material.
I decided that I would cover the backgrounds using 2 Infusions techniques.
Firstly, I applied them with a brayer:
This is a close up of one of them:
For the opposite sides I applied the Infusions with Paper Artsy Satin medium:
To do this I sprinkled the Infusions direct to the atc and then brushed satin medium up and down to cover the atc.
Next I set about using the fabulous stamps. I wanted them to blend into the background and look printed but knew that this might be tricky on canvas. Instead I stamped onto tissue paper using Archival inks:
I also used another technique by sprinkling infusions directly onto tissue paper, activating them with water and then drying. I then stamped in Archival ink:
Once I had created enough stamped images I tore around them and started to apply them to the canvas atcs using Matte Medium.
Following this I decided to try another Infusions technique! This time I wanted to create a Grunge flower.
I used the Paper Artsy Grunge Flower die to cut out 8 flowers from tissue paper.
I positioned the flowers so that they overlapped and then added a brad to the centre.
Then the fun started!
I started with the top flower. I sprinkled Infusions onto the flower, sprayed it with water than scrunched it up to the middle. I did the same using another colour of Infusions and alternated until all of the flowers were coloured, wet and scrunched.
At this point you could leave it to dry naturally - but I'm impatient! LOL!! So I started to dry it with a heat gun and as each flower dried I unfolded it.
This is the result:
(Hope you're still with me and not asleep!).
To finish I then embellished all of the pages and added my flower to the front.
The final technique was ribbon.
Here I cut white seam binding and wondered what it would be like to colour with infusions!
I sprinkled the Infusion powder onto my craft mat and sprinkled with water.
I then scrunched the seam binding into the water until it was covered. I then dried this with my heat gun:
Phew!! So - that's how I made my project!
So - what did it actually look like??
Here are the pictures of each page.....