I haven't had a lot of time to make cards lately but here's one that I was happy with. I've been really enjoying learning how to layer in my card making. I call them my little experiments and find that that attitude takes some pressure off of having to make everything "perfect". I don't worry so much about where the piece is going when I begin. So different from the purposeful designing that goes into the stamps and stencils. This is my free-flow art therapy ;)
Here is my first play with metal leaf. Hope you like it!
Over top of that layer I painted on the Adhesive in random shapes. I wasn't sure if it would work on a glossy surface but I thought, why not try? After waiting for the adhesive to dry I applied the metal leaf. You have to wait for it to dry first otherwise you'll have a mess on your hands trying to adhere the metal leaf to the wet glue. Instructions are on the bottle. The metal leaf stuck to the adhesive and brushed off of the glossy surface. Hurray! It worked! I used a dry paintbrush to smooth it down.
Next, I added some Deco Art Media - Crackle Glaze. It dries transparent which is great for adding a bit of texture without covering up your background. I rubbed some silver paint into the cracks when it was dry and cleaned the left over off of the surface.
The piece needed a focal point so I used modeling paste through my Japanese Amemone stencil. After it was dry, I put the stencil back over top and sponged on some pearlescent paint and then turquoise.
When using a sponge to apply paint I've found that it works best when the sponge is just the slightest bit damp. Not wet by any means. I wet mine and then use a paper towel to soak up as much water as I can from it. Right now I'm using dollar store make up applicator sponge wedges.
Bye for now,