Registered: June 14, 2004 Location: Ohio Posts: 379
Fri, Jan 20, 2006 @ 7:03 AM
I don't know if I do this the "right" way but it works for me. haha I stamp, then watercolor, then cutout my image. Then I cup the flower in the palm of my hand and take the end of the paintbrush handle and swirl it around in the center of the flower. Now the flower is cupped. Next, I use the handle of the paintbrush and curl the petals around it to curl them back just a bit - but do not pull them too hard or the flower will faall a bit flat again. THen I put on some CE and brush it out and let them dry. I like them to be shiney. It seems to add a new texture and demension that I personally like. After the flower/image is dry you'll need to resculpt it just a but bc the wetness makes it fall a little. Then I adhere each piece with demensionals/foam tape. The pics do not do this technique justice. The dememsion on the cards is just so cool!
PS The CE makes the paper a little more stiff so it holds the shape better and can take a little more abuse than if youdid not coat it. Still quite delicate though. I've never mailed one. I think I'd use a bubble mailer. I have a swap coming up and was going to test mailing them with my swap girls.
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