Sunday, 20 January 2013

Native American

Ok let’s start with the background. Plain cream hammered A5 card with a strip of self adhesive plasterboard tape down the middle of the card. Then lightly sponged with Tea Dye Distress ink pad. Use a scrap piece of paper as a mask so that you do not go beyond the plasterboard tape and therefore keeping a straight line. Remove the tape after applying the tea dye.

Main Indian image in the centre of the nestability was stamped using versamark ink pad then detail black embossing powder then heat set. Then perfect pearls mixed with a little water to paint in the feathers. Use your heatproof/non-stick craft mat as a mixing palette. Then I put on a layer of glossy accents feathers only, set aside to dry overnight preferably. Once dry I then carefully cut out the image as shown. I coloured the face using distress ink markers in rusty hinge and tea dye, do the circle around the face in tea dye as well while you have them out.

Using foam pads I mounted the image on to the faux leather card. This was done by getting a piece of card I used a basic cheapo you going to cover it so don’t use the expensive stuff. Make sure the card is adequate size for the nestability shape you are going to use mmmm how do I know that!!!!!!

Begin by randomly using small bits of masking tape to cover the card. Once the card is covered in masking tape go over with tea dye distress ink pad. You can disperse the ink more with a brush or some make- up sponges making sure to really get into the edges of the masking tape. Then cover the whole piece of card with clear embossing powder and heat set, run through the grand calibre using the grand labels one. While you have them out cut the next size up using dark brown card. Using the image as a guide go around the edge in white gell pen to stimulate fake stitching. Put the layers together as shown and attach to card again using foam pads.

The pots were stamped using versamark then detail black embossing powder and heat set. I then coloured them in using various colours of promarkers. I cut the hole out from the top of the smaller pot to insert the feathers. My partner and I had pheasant one night and I asked him to keep the feathers, here they are, well some of them. Using a pen I shaped the pots slightly to give a bit of shape. Add 3D foam pads to the wrong side, while you have the pots facing the wrong side put a blob of silicone glue in the middle of each pot for the feathers to stick to. Attach to card as shown, insert feathers. All stamps used come from the Native American Spirit set of stamps from Creative Expressions

Job Done.


Andy xx