Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Experimenting with paper, inks, stamps, paints, fabrics, stitches, metal..........

Thursday, 6 March 2014

New Home Card


A 'New Home' card modelled on a tatty old wall with peeling, dirty wallpaper.

A piece of scrapbook paper which reminded me of wallpaper was stuck onto a piece of card with PVA, then a few strips of the paper were peeled away and curled.  Where the cream card was exposed under the paper, a scrap of some brown patterned paper was ripped into a rough shape to fit the gap and stuck down with PVA.

With a steel edged ruler and an awl. Lines were scored at regular intervals across paper to mimic the joins in wallpaper.  Along one of the score lines some of the pattern paper was lifted and torn.

Using some foam, brown Distress Ink (Walnut Stain) was applied around the patterned paper, especially over the torn and roughed up areas.  A void where a picture frame hangs was created by cutting a Post-It in the shape of the picture frame, sticking it to the paper and inking over the top.

An image for the picture frame was also 'aged' with the Walnut Stain ink.

The picture frame was prepared using Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) of various marbled colours poured from a melting pot into a silicon mould.  This was mounted with glue gel over the aged picture, at an angle to the 'clean' area of the fake wallpaper.  An old gold brad created the picture hook and the chain was drawn in by hand with fibre tipped pen.

To finish off the card, NEW HOME letters were cut from cream card using a die and stuck to the front.

The panel was then mounted onto a card folded from an A4 sheet of cream card.

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