Sunday, 7 February 2016

Textures Elements

I remember buying the first batch of Textures folders and stamps from Crafters Companion about twelve months ago and I absolutely loved them.
There is about to be a new release with some additions to the range and I have been lucky enough to have a few of these to work with :)

To achieve the effect on this stepper card, I used watercolour card which I brushed with water, then 'splatted' on aquatints. Once dry, I embossed it with the 'Rain' folder. I then used a clear ink pad and clear embossing powder just on the raised rain drops and heated it to a gloss finish.

I also made a very similar version, where I added rock salt crystals to the inks before they dried to give a different effect.

I used the 'wind' folder for this Spinner card and inked it with distress ink for a more subtle effect. The swirls would actually work with lots of card themes, but my idea was to emulate the wind blowing the loose leaf across the card into a pile of leaves on the other side. Can you see how my mind works? ;)

My next two projects feature the 'sunbeam' embossing folder. The panel on the card was first coloured with aquatints onto watercolour card. I used core'dinations cardstock to cover the tin, which was inked with aquatints and gold gilding wax.

There will be lots more inspiration soon on the Crafters Companion website, but if you can tune into Create and Craft tv from Monday onwards there will also be live demos. this is the schedule as it stand at the moment.

Hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peak. Would love to hear what you think about the folders and the stamps.

Diana x

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