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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

3 x 3 Minis - Part 3


Today I have another mini-card.  This one started with a tie-die style card cut to 3" x 3" size.

The focal started as a 2 1/2" square piece of red printed paper.  Using a quilt stencil and white dimensional paint I bought from Paper Wishes, I was able to quickly get the pretty white pattern on the red square.

For those of you who haven't used dimensional paint with stencils - I've got a couple of tips:
  1) Tape your stencil to the paper using stencil tape or painter's tape - both of which are designed to remove without causing damage.
  2) Apply the paint by scraping lightly across the stencil to get a uniform depth of coverage.
  3) Remove the stencil IMMEDIATELY and wash it.  The paint is hard enough to remove from your stencil if you do it right away, and if you leave it on your project for any length of time, you won't be able to remove it without tearing something!

Using a ruler to keep my edges neat, I ran a black pen around the edges of both the card and the focal before gluing the focal in place.

Deciding that I wanted some sort of greeting on the card, I used a stamp from HOTP "Tiny Words and Images" set and heat embossed the sentiment using fine black powder.

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