27 August 2017

Elementary Science - ATC with Distress Oxide galaxy and embossing resist with masking

Elementary school science projects were so much fun. This ATC features a stamp from Unity Stamps, resist embossing, and Distress Oxide galaxy colouring with Perfect Pearls.


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Putting It Together

I just got this adorable Unity stamp, Solar Elem. I love the elementary science project look of the planets. I decided to make this project on Kraft to carry on the elementary look.

I  stamped the image with VersaMark.

I actually did this twice. On the first (left) I forgot to use the powder tool. Even after using a brush on it to wipe away stray embossing powder, it's a bit muddle in spots, such as the star all the way to the left. So I prepped another card with the powder tool and, without any additional wiping, the image is much clearer after it's embossed. Powdering first does make a big difference.

I used washi to mask off a thin margin and the writing line.

I used the blender tool to add a few bright Distress Oxide colours to the panel: Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, and Wild Honey. I heat set the colours.

I then used a blender to go over the whole panel with Distress Oxide Black Soot.

I then sprayed the panel with  Perfect Pearls mixed with water: Confetti White. This gives the whole panel a soft sparkle and brings the under colours up subtly.

I heat set the panel again.

I used a wet wipe to wipe the ink off the embossing.

I used a waterbrush to add some of the colours to to the planets and stars. The colour is subtle but does make them stand out.

On the back, I stamped my maker's mark.

I removed the masking and took a picture with the colours used.


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  1. Beautiful card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge.
    Have a nice day.
    Anneke DT

  2. Gorgeous ATC Rijacki :-) I love how you created a dark background that still had some lovely colours showing through, the whole galaxy is fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Fabulous ATC ... clever use of the distress oxides. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  4. Fabulous ATC! Love the tutorial too! Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB and good luck! Hugs, Robin

  5. Fabulous Science ATC perfect for the back to school challenge.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  6. Brilliant ATC and a fabulous step by step tutorial! Thanks for playing along at Creative Moments.

  7. Wow what a work!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  8. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck :)


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