Better Backgrounds: Melting Synthetic Fibers
Melting Synthetic Fibers
- Cold Press Watercolor Paper, 140 lb. (Strathmore)
- Cardstock: silver; black; white; bright navy
- Synthetic fibers and/or yarns
- Christmas Light stamp (Penny Black Inc.)
- Adirondack Pitch Black pigment ink pad (Ranger)
- Black Sparkle embossing powder (Ranger)
- Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints (Ranger): Dash of Red; Sky Blue; Smidge of Blue
- Inkssentials tools (Ranger): Heatit Craft Tool; two Non-Stick Craft Sheets; Glossy Accents
- Sea sponge
- 1. Cut black or blue cardstock to 6-1/4"x9"; score and fold in half. Cut 3-1/2"x5-1/4" watercolor paper piece and 3-3/4"x5-1/2" silver or white mat.
- 2. Sponge paints onto watercolor paper as desired to create background; dry with heat tool.
- 3. Scatter fibers and/or yarns over painted paper. Sandwich paper and fibers between two non-stick craft sheets; iron at maximum setting. Let craft sheet cool before lifting it.
- 4. Use fingertip to smooth tiny amount of Glossy Accents over any fibers that do not adhere completely to paper.
- 5. For blue card, stamp Pitch Black image over paper; heat emboss with Black Sparkle powder.
- 6. Adhere card layers as shown.