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Do you like to have a product in your craft supplies that you can use in several ways? I love to have versatile products to work with. I wanted to create a tropical background for my project with the leaf layers stencil. I had one problem, I didn’t have any green color splash sprays. So, I took myself back a few years in my paper crafting and thought I can make my own spray using some FSJ products that I had on hand. Get comfortable and let me show you what I did!
Today, I am sharing a project tutorial teaching you how I created my own water based spray using Fun Stampers Journey products. This is different from our splashes which are pigment based.
Supplies Needed For Background Spray
- Empty spray bottle
- Limeade Splash Liquid Color
- Sparkle Silk
- 5 ml water
Using an empty spray bottle I put about 4 to 5 drops of the Liquid Color in Limeade Splash and a hint of the Sparkle Silk into approximately 5 milliliters of Water. Swirl to mix. This mixture helped me to create a soft shimmer spray for my background.
Lay the Leaf Layers stencil over a piece of Whip Cream cardstock. (Place in a shoebox to minimize overspray). Lightly mist over the stencil until the desired effect is achieved. I lightly misted my background for a softer effect, however, if you are looking to achieve a darker result simply spray twice or ink with True Fusion Ink and a sponge Dauber Dowel.
I stamped the Toucan in Clear Pigment Ink and then heat embossed with black embossing powder for a raised glossed appearance. This also helps to contain the color when water-coloring. I used liquid colors (Lemon Drop, Limeade Splash, and Candy Apple) on an acrylic block diluted with water. Some portions I painted non-diluted for a bolder color. The Journey Blending Brush works perfectly for this type of application.
Once you’ve finished stamping your two toucans, five leaves of choice and your sentiment then run them through your Journey Platinum machine with the coordinating dies. I also used the Mystical Fern Die and the Pinked Border Die from the Border Essentials Die Set to add more texture into the card.
I assembled my first layer on to my cardstock base, and then applied the die cut oval. Next, apply the fern and two stamped leaves. I placed the pinked border to the top of the card to add a more polished effect. I heat embossed the sentiment and the toucans. To add dimension to the card I popped up the two toucans, the branch and the two leaves under the toucans. I adhered those pieces with medium Journey Foam Squares. For my finishing touches, I lightly splattered the card with Black Licorice Silk and added a few sequins.
This would make a great Anniversary, Wedding or even a Friendship card.
I absolutely loved creating this project! I hope you do too!
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LezlyeLauterbach Journey Coach #11190
Toucan Do It!