Not every project or idea turns out to be a success. Sometimes, what you envision in your head does not transfer itself to paper, and this is one of those instances.
I stumbled upon some card projects from Yana Smakula where she uses modelling paste through stencils to create these beautiful textured lace cards. Her original post can be found here. This inspired me to try something different. I wondered whether I could get a similar effect using Viva Decor Inka Gold through a stencil on black cardstock. The short answer to that question is NO…but let me share how I got there!
First, I started by applying my Inka Gold with a palette knife through my stencil on black cardstock. That was an epic fail. I’m thinking that it was just too thick because when it dried it just lifted off the paper and made a peeling mess.
When that didn’t work I then tried applying the Inka Gold through the stencil with a make-up sponge applicator. That was better, in that I could get a thinner application, but it’s harder to get a consistently even amount using that method, and it’s very labour intensive. That said, that was the method I ended up using. However, even with the thinner coat, some of the Inka Gold still lifted off/flaked off the design.
Here is the other card I made during my learning process:
I almost threw these panels out and abandoned the idea, but after leaving them on the corner of my desk for a while, I decided not to waste them and see if I could put them to use. That’s when the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge “No Stamps Allowed” came along. I decided to use these panels as the background on a simple Thank You card with a sentiment cut from my Silhouette Cameo and some gold cardstock.
So while I don’t consider this exercise to be a huge success, in the end I did manage to make two cards and I learned a few things in the process!
Cardstock – Bazzill and Recollections
Viva Decor Inka Gold
Stencils – Memory Box
Simon Says Stamp Glue Pen