It's Tuesday again! Ready to learn another technique? First, some background...
Have you seen this new Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft ad in magazines lately?
Guess what? That blue banner with the birds on it is my artwork! I'm so excited to see them in print!
Today I'm going to share how I made one of my banner pieces in that artwork. First, I cut a triangle from corregated cardboard (I actually used a box that some scrapbook supplies were shipped in!).
I peeled the first layer of the cardboard at the corners. Next, I covered about 3/4 of the triangle with sheet music using a strong adhesive.
I used a metallic blue Gelato and a green and two other blues for the drip effect.
Take the Gelatos and add some loose layers of color at the top. I started with the lightest colors and added a tiny bit of darker on top. The last application was the metallic color. Once the water is added, they will mix together.
Using a brush, add water and tip the triangle upright to allow for drips. I used a heat gun to dry them quickly in order to start the next step.
Once dry, I wanted to add some white dots over top for more texture and depth. I used sequin waste as my template. Place the template over the cardboard and hold with one hand.
Take the white Gelato and go over the template in some areas. Once you go over the area you want, take your finger and rub over the template to smear the Gelato into the negative space. This will create the dots. Remove the template and you will see your design.
Finally, I added an ink jet transfer to the bottom of the triangle. You can also use a stamp or rub on as the final image. To create an ink jet transfer, just print your image onto a transparency and place with ink side face down on your substrate. Using a bone folder or spoon, rub over back of transparency to transfer. You will get a somewhat distressed image. Solid images work best for this technique.
Here is my final banner piece:
I hope you enjoyed these techniques and look forward to sharing more techniques with you next week!