Thursday 13 June 2013

Card by Elizabeth Borer

We couldn't fit this lovely card from Elizabeth Borer in our seaside-themed gallery in the July issue, so we are sharing it here on the blog instead. I love the use of recycled netting from fruit - it looks so effective!

Seahorses by Elizabeth Borer

MATERIALS: STAMPS: Elusive Images - Underwater. INKS: StazOn - Jet Black, Distress Inks - Peacock Feathers, Dried Marigold, Vintage Photo. OTHER: Graphic45 paper - Tropical Travelogue; old fruit or vegetable bag; acrylic paint - black, copper metallic; mica powders; starfish embellishments; white pen; Pinflair or silicone glue.

Paint the net  black with the paint dauber. Attach the net to a non-porous surface with sticky tape before painting it black and sprinkling it with mica powder whilst the paint is still wet. Leave to dry naturally (don’t heat it or it will melt!). Cover a card base with Graphic45 paper (Oceania) and over-stamp with the shell and seaweed image. Stamp two seahorses onto green card and one starfish onto orange card, cut out, colour and add highlights with white pen. Colour the starfish embellishments with copper metallic paint. Attach the net to the card with wet glue and attach the other pieces using Pinflair or silicone glue.