Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Tando Peel It Back

This week on ~{Tando}~ we are using the peeling back technique. This involves soaking the chipboard in water and then separating it into 2 or 3 pieces. This is ideal for using on cards or journal pages as they become thinner.

I soaked a ~{Scallop}~ and a ~{Button}~ in water for about 5 - 10 minutes - make sure it's completely submerged - and then carefully separated a couple of layers. Mine was actually whiteboard so the white layer came off and I've saved that to use for texture on a journal page.

Once they are separated, leave them to dry completely. I'd recommend splitting them in the evening and letting them dry overnight unless you live somewhere warm. If they are damp you run the risk of them becoming damaged.

I then painted them using DecoArt's White chalk effect paint mixed with ~{Quinacridone Violet}~,  ~{Cobalt Teal}~ and ~{Napthol Red Light}~ fluid acrylics. Once dry I used Gelatos to add some shading, stamped on the button then gave everything a coat of ~{Clear Liquid Glass}~.

I've used 2 birds from Birdy Up that I watercoloured and cut out. Once everything was dry, I added a ribbon, some doodling, glued everything in place and finished off with a greeting.

Keep checking out the ~{Blog}~ this week to see what the rest of the team comes up with.

Kaz xxx


ionabunny said...

Lovely card, great technique. Hugz

Traceyr said...

That's a great tip Kaz as I wanted to use some of my chipboard in my new listersgottalist notebook. Will get soaking tonight. x