Hello! It’s Robyn Wood with you today sharing a grungy, mixed media card I’ve made using Helmar adhesive.
I find liquid adhesives are best for this type of card as the layers can get quite wonky and uneven after inking and distressing and they need to be stuck down really well.
I enjoy layering up different pieces to give some interest to a card, so started by altering a pair of chipboard brackets using a layer of crackle paste.
Once the pieces were dry, I coloured them with Gelatos and brushed over with a touch of mica powder. The Gelatos accentuated the cracks beautifully.
Next I trimmed some pieces of cardstock and patterned paper to form the card base. A trio of images was stamped in a stack on a pale layer using black, permanent ink. I needed the ink to be permanent so it didn't smudge when the pieces were spattered with watery ink.
A touch of grunge was achieved through inking, distressing and stencilling. I often use Distress Oxide inks to ink and stencil as the colour has a beautiful opacity that is different to the original Distress Inks.
You might notice the random spatter effect? That was also done using Distress Oxide inks by inking a small area of a non-stick craft mat and picking up the ink with a wet paint brush to spatter over the elements.
I also stamped and embossed a greeting using Distress Oxide inks – they are nice & juicy so catch embossing powder well. A part of the image was coloured using the mica powder for added effect.
The card layers came together easily with Helmar Tacky Craft Glue. I like the extra working time this glue gives as it doesn’t set super-fast – makes it easy to get the placement of my elements exactly right.
Helmar Tacky Craft Glue
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Tiny Things stamps
Prima patterned paper
Prima Crackle Paste
Ranger Distress Oxide ink – soot & walnut stain
Black permanent ink
The Crafters Workshop Mini Geometric Art stencil
Clear, embossing powder, mica powder & brads
I hope you have enjoyed learning how this card came together. Until next time…