Sunday, October 14, 2012
Today is the last day of workshops over atJoan's Gardens. Joan will be posting the projects later. One of the projects we planned included an "Eggshell Mosaic Background". We saw this great tutorial over at SCS here. Rather than post the same card as Joan, I decided to show you another project with this technique. To create this background, you need to clean eggshells then glue them down onto a piece of card stock using Matt Mod Podge. To get the beautiful colors, you use drops of Adirondack Alcohol Ink. The colors of Adirondack Ink I used are; Ginger; Rust; and Adirondack Gold Mixatives. I did not have a yellow Adriondack ink so when I was finished using the other inks, I sprayed my piece with "Butterscotch" Adirondack Color Wash. It gave me exactly the colors I wanted for my mosaic.
I used the Cheery Lynn "Notre Dame Cathedral Doily" die, cut out of gold shiny card stock, to cover my mosaic. The mosaic was larger than my doily, but it is very easy to trim it down around the doily with a pair of scissors. I wanted a background around the mosaic so I used the Cheery Lynn "Large Sunflower Doily".
My card is 5.5" x 6". Someone asked me how I get this size of card. I use an 8.5" x 11" piece of card stock and just cut off 2.5" off, down the long side. I then have a piece 6" x 11". When you fold in half you have the 5.5" x 6" size card. I then use that 2.5" strip I cut off for lots of my smaller die cuts -- especially long borders.
The green background on this card was embossed with one of the Sizzix "Corners & Lattice Set" embossing folders. The flower was created using the Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" dies. A gold bead was placed in the center of it. I used foliage around the flower from Cheery Lynn "Mini Flourish One", "Princess Tree"; and one of the Marianne Design "Decorative Elegance" dies. The corners are from one of the Cheery Lynn "Lace Corners-Deco J" set.
This is a very fun way to create a very realistic mosaic.
Cheery Lynn "Notre Dame Cathedral Doily" (DL224)
Cheery Lynn 'Large Sunflower Doily" (DL181)
Cheery Lynn "Build A Flower #1" (B181)
Cheery Lynn "Mini Flourish One" (B170)
Cheery Lynn "Princess Tree" (B180)
Cheery Lynn "Lace Corner Deco J" (B175)
Marianne Design "Decorative Elegance" (LR0157)
Adirondack Inks in many colors
Adirondack Color Wash (Butterscotch)
Sizzix "Corners & Lattice Set" embossing Folders (656979)
Gold card stock
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