Welcome to my world in blog land. AJ's Design Artz will be dedicated to my artistic endeavors in card design, coloring, art journaling, mixed media design, and the occasional alternative side of me. Thanks for joining me in my journey.
Good afternoon everyone! This will be my first post as a new Design Team Member over at StampingScrapping Techniques & Tutorials, a paid-access site. Each designer has the responsibility to post one tutorial per month. For my first tutorial, that you can see ONLY on StampingScrapping Techniques & Tutorials, is one of my favorite techniques, Paper Batiking. If you like to make your own background papers, this is the one for you. It’s very simple and easy!
My sample below shows the paper batiking technique in the background.
Let’s talk about my central image. My central image is rubber stamping and die cutting. First I used some 90# watercolor paper and spread Distress Stain in Spiced Marmalade all over my paper, and then dried the stain with my heat gun. If you want a lighter color of stain, sprits some water over the stain. If you like a more pronounced color, use the stain as is. I decided that I wanted mine as is. The color reminded me of Monarch butterflies. They have just started migrating South and I am seeing more of them each day.
After the paper was dry, I stamped Cindy Echtinaw’s circle border from her stamp set Fancy Numbers with a waterproof dye ink. I then proceeded with all my die cuts. The circle border was cut with Spellbinder’s Standard Circles. Now I am ready for the butterfly die cut. The butterfly die cut are two dies from Spellbinder’s Grand Wonderful Wings collection. The bottom one is solid and was cut on black cardstock. The die cut with all the holes was cut on more watercolor paper stained with the Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain.
That’s it for today. I hope that you join our paid-access site, StampingScrapping Techniques & Tutorials. You will not be sorry. With your membership, you get special discounts to StampingScrapping, tutorials and videos, a live tutorial every Sunday, and so much more. Membership is well worth your investment in time and money!