Sunday, January 27, 2013

Non Traditional Valentines

I previously posted (click HERE to view post) pictures of some of my deli paper backgrounds I made. I'm often asked (not sure why) what I do with the backgrounds, so I thought I'd show you just one of many ways I use them.  Some other ways are in journals, on canvases, wood ATBs, and as wrapping paper the possibilities are endless!
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Here is the deli paper background I started with.  It measures 11"x 11"
I folded it as small as I could to fit the heart shape die
I was going to use.
pc3 Here you can see the Spellbinder heart die I used with my Sizzix BigKick.  FYI: You do not need a die cut machine just free hand cut or use a cookie cutter and trace around the shape you want. pc4
I can't remember for sure, but I believe I counted 16 hearts I cut out of this one piece of deli paper just by folding it.
I wrote on the paint chip with a plain white gel pen.
For my base I used a Valspar color paint chip sample from Lowes.  This particular brand is the only one I've come across that is this large.
pc6 I hit the gel pen with my heat gun just to make sure it was dry then I adhered my two deli paper hearts with some semi gloss gel medium.  You can use what suits you. I prefer matte or semi gloss over gloss just because I don't like how the gloss makes things stick to it.
pc7 On another card I stamped some white gesso with a rubber and foam stamp both. pc8
Once the gesso was dry I spritz it with some of my Color Mists and dried it again with the heat gun.  I then adhered the hearts and wording to the card.
Finished Postcard 1.Here you can see that
I added some edging around the hearts with  black Pitt pen and the white gel pen.
pc10Finished Postcard 2. 
pc11 Finished Postcard 3. pc12 Finished Postcard 4.