Saturday is World Card Making Day, and I thought it would be fun to have a little card-a-riffic fun here on the blog this week!
Every day this week, I am going to share a new card. Along the way I’m going to share a technique with you.
So sit back. Relax. And get ready for some card technique-y fun. 🙂
Today, I’m going to show you an easy way to give wood embellishments a bit of color.
First, meet today’s card.
See that star? It started out in the world plain and borrrrrr-ing. Then, I gave it a little color.
Here’s what you need to do this technique:
– a few wood shapes (The star you see here is one from the Wood Crafts section of my local craft store. They make all kinds of shapes – hearts, snowman, stars, trees and much more., In fact, the shapes routinely go on sale for 4 for $1.)
– a couple bottles of spray mists
– a paper towel
– paper to protect your work surface
– Paper Glaze. Car Wax also works well. 🙂
Here is what you do:
1. Set wood shape on protected work surface. Spritz with light colored misting spray.
2. Spritz shape with a few more sprays until the colors suit your tastes.
3. Set paper towel on shape. Remove excess mists from shape.
4. Rub shape with paper glaze. This protects everything and also helps bring out the color. The glaze I am using here is Micro Glaze from Judikins. I’ve also used car wax before. 😉
5. Buff off excess glaze with a paper towel.
6. And woolah. You are good to go.
I want to add that if you don’t have any Micro Glaze, you can also use Ranger’s Glossy Accents or Diamond Glaze from Judikins on your wood shape. Applying those will result in the shape having a glossy finish. You also will also probably need to let your shape dry for a few hours.
That’s all for now.
I’ll be back tomorrow with another card and technique.