Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Sunday I tried my hand and making a background to look like washi paper. I spread some newspapers on the table and got a piece of rice paper for my base. I sprayed the paper with fully purple Glimmer Mist and ruby Color Wash Jewels and a dark purple tht I mixed myself with liquid water colors. I cut the sheet up to fit on a standard size card and picked out the piece that had the most uniform sprayed color on it. Then I tried out various stamps and inks on a scrap piece of the sprayed paper that I thought came out blotchy. The pieces I tried to make look like washi paper I didn't like at all but I did like the scrap piece I was working on and used that for the finished card.

I attached my faux washi paper to a black card, punched out a 2 1/2 in circle from black card stock and stamped the dragonfly in clear embossing ink and embossed with detail silver pearl powder. The circle was edged with starlight silver Brilliance ink. The dragonfly circle was attached to the upper right hand side and clear border stickers were placed on the left hand side and bottom of the card.

All stamps are from the Posh Asian #2 set available at http://www.ibrakeforstamps.com/

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  1. So excited to find your blog..love Asian themes--have no idea why, it's a new obsession that started when I found a Chinese string of lanterns stamp at JoAnns.....also recently learned how to make paper beads...currently an addiction which goes well with my love of paper. Seeing how you use rubber stamping with making jewelry gives me good ideas. Thanks for the link to I Break For Stamps...they have a good selection of Asian stamps. Will continue to check your blog, am perusing past posts.

  2. I've been playing with spraypainting paper too, but mine doesn't look as good as yours. Guess I'll have to keep practicing.