What a beautiful digital paper we have to play with this month. I decided to create a framed decoupage piece with mine.
Available from the Chocolate Baroque Challenge Blog.
- Cacti Postcard Digital Paper printed onto A4 paper
- 31cm square mount board in cream and dark green, plus backing card
- Crafters Workshop 6X6 stencil (Cell Theory) and swirly branches stencils
- Pearlescent acrylic modelling paste
- Acrylic paints (blue and pearlescent pale aqua)
- Polychromos Pencils (blue/grey and grey)
- Stickles glitter glue (Diamond)
- Pearlescent spray varnish
- PVA glue and 3D glue gel
How it was done:
- Printed the image six times and cut around the cacti and flower image building up layers onto the background. Shaped and glued with 3D gel. Note: Keep the leftovers for other projects, they will be great for cutting out with punches or dies.
- When dry I added a little shading using the pencils.
- Mixed some blue acrylic with the modelling paste and applied through the Cell Theory stencil with a pallet knife to create a border around the image.
- I cut an approx. 20cm aperture from the cream mount board. The dark green was cut approx. 4mm smaller and glued behind the cream frame.
- Stencilled pearlescent pale aqua paint through swirly branches stencil to create added texture to the frame.
- Glued together, backing with thick card. Sprayed with varnish to protect.
- It could be further mounted into a 3D box frame, behind glass, for added durability.
- Tip: If you want to create a long lasting home décor project it is very important to use acid free paper, card and glues. I have a printer with archival pigment inks which are much more fade resistant than dye based standard inks.