A Pretty Paisley Card by Sarah Hurley29 August 2011 | By Beth in Cards, Paisleys
As soon as I spotted this little package of Paisley pieces in my DT box I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them, alter them and make a fab Paisley pattern!
The pieces are all different sizes and made from Felt, Acrylic and Chipboard – The felt ones I just edges with gold acrylic paint, the chipboard ones I painted with 2 layers of acrylic paint and the acrylic ones I used my alcohol inks – they work fantastically on these giving a stained glass type effect that I just loved! Once edged with gold paint they looked like the old pieces of glass you sometimes find in thrift shops.
Once all the pieces were dry I positioned them over my card to make sure I liked the pattern, layering the different textures as I went. I used extra strong tape for the chipboard pieces as they are quite heavy – especially when you layer a few of them together! The acrylic pieces are best stuck down with glossy accents – I spread it over the back with my finger and it dried completely invisible and didn’t make the colour look cloudy – perfect!
Once the adhesive was all dry I trimmed the excess from the edges and added one of the chipboard banners – again painted with acrylic paint, and added some sparkly white letters.
I think this makes a very bold card and would be great for a male themed card – something I know a lot of people struggle with! I can’t wait to try some more things with these, they are so versatile!
Thanks for looking at my very first blog post for Basically Bare, I can’t wait to bring you more fun projects!