Sunday, April 10, 2011
Carte a Jouer #14
This fortnight's challenge over at http://carteajouer.blogspot.com/ is a theme of a keyhole and if I have understood the french it is with some sort of embossing. First I took the one-eyed Jack and masked his face with painter's low tack tape. I painted the whole card with black gesso. Covered the whole card with versamark watermark ink and gave it three layers of UTEE. When cooled down I covered it again with versamark watermark and then perfect pearls in two shades of blue. Again I heated the UTEE with my heat gun until it was liquid on the surface then quickly stamped a rubber stamp with tiny hearts into the UTEE. To help with the release of the stamp I had also covered it with versamark watermark before stamping. Finally I poked around with the tip of my scissors to find the painters tape and removed it and its coating of UTEE from the card leaving the Jack's face image showing through. Next I cut out a small piece of cardstock into the shape of a keyhole and repeated the whole process on this embellishment but used green/gold and red perfect pearls. I edged the keyhole with gold leaf pen and the background card with silver leaf pen and attached the keyhole to the card with E6000 glue. The words "One Eyed" are stickers.