Sunday, August 23, 2009

Limelight Week 3 with Makiko -- Mod Podging Mulberry Paper

Hello, it's Makiko. Welcome back everyone for my 3rd project in the Limelight!

Today, I played with the beautiful silhouette stamps, Summer Blossoms and some mulberry paper. I love the texture of mulberry paper, and the technique I used for this card is basically how I used to play with diluted water glue and shouji papers - Japanese thin washi papers that are used for screens- when I was a child. This time, I used silhouette images instead of drawing with permanent markers, used dye inks instead of color pencils/crayons, and Mod Podge instead of diluted water glue. These items are much easier and faster to finish the technique, lol.

This is how I created the mulberry mat. It is very easy and fun! I hope you will try it for your future projects.
I stamped the images on the mat - Flourishes classic ivory cardstock with black ink (I used Memento tuxedo black).

Using sponges & dye inks, I blended the colors as the photo shown.

Using a foam brush, I spread Mod Podge over the entire mat.

Then I covered a piece of mulberry paper on the mat.


I trimmed the mulberry paper & mat after it was dried. Then I covered Mod Podge over the finished mat with using the foam brush. And I repeated it again.

After it dries completely and the Mod Podge is still sticky, you can spray Fixatif over the finished mat. If the mulberry paper is still peeling away from the mat, you may need to cover it with Mod Podge again.



Those flowers were colored with Prismacolor pencils and then I blended them with OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits). I also colored with Twinkling H2O's (cinammon brown) to add the more red & orange look. Then I adhered on the die-cut & ink distressed stems.

The sentiment is from Strawberries set and the flourish image on the background is from Ornamental Elements.

Thank you for taking your time to read this post. Your kind comments are always appreciated and encouraging :) I hope you will have a wonderful week and come back to see my last project next Sunday!! xoxo

~Makiko

31 comments:

Cook22 said...

I really love the look of this. I've tried a couple of techniques using my Japanese silk paper, but supplies are running low. Now I see I can get a good effect with mulberry paper - much easier to come by. Thank your for sharing this this weekend.

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'd never seen anything quite like this before. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing the how-to!!

smallcity said...

Wow, Maki you always amaze me with your talent. There is nothing you can't do. Great job

smallcity

The Wired Angel said...

Makiko.. your work is amazing. Can you tell me what the paper is that you stamped your image on? I'm not sure if that was mulberry paper or the follow layer was. I'm unfamiliar with it. Many thanks! Peggy M

Julie Koerber said...

This is absolutely amazing Maki! I love this technique and I will be trying it.... TODAY! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration!!! This completely rocks!

Sewflake said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful technique, I live mulberry paper so I have plenty on hand to give it a try. You have made Summer Blossoms a knock out!

Mary Broussard said...

Makiko,

This is a beautiful technique and you did a marvelous job with the tutorial. Thank you for showing us how!

Latenightstamper said...

I love this!!! Would you please consider joining stampin up. You are so talented I KNOW you will make a great demonstrator :)
Sherrill Graff istmpnv@aol.com

Lynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Again, you hit a grand slam.
Hugs, Lynn

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Totally breathtaking, Maki! LOOOVE this!!....and you've made me take another look at that Summer floral set....it's now on my wish-list! :)

grandmalee said...

Maki, You never cease to amaze me! This is awesome! I also love mulberry paper, but I've been getting bored w/it because I thought the uses were limited. Thanks for showing us all another way to use our standard items & make them shine! I'm looking forward to future columns!
Lee

NancyK said...

Maki - this is a stunning card - and a fabulous tutorial!! I can't wait to try it...thanks for sharing!

Lucy F. said...

Hi,

this is really stunning card,
and all others...

Grreting from France

Lucy

Nanny's Room said...

This is just absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to give this technique a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Now how cool is this! I have to try this, it looks wonderful! Beautiful beautiful card!

Silke said...

Absolutley STUNNING CARD - Maki!!! This is an awesome idea and you convinced me that I need to try this...!!! You rock GF!!! Hugs~S~

nancy littrell said...

OMG your card is absolutely stunning! I read every word slowly describing your mod podge silk paper technique. I hope to try in the future. Thank you again for sharing your talents :-)

lisa808 said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!d

Mary said...

Makiko, your card is stunning! Just beautiful.
Thank you for breaking this down into easy steps for us.You make it look like something that even I could do!LOL
Thanks for sharing your artwork with us.
Have a wonderful week,
Mary

the funkie junkie said...

Thank you for a fabulous tutorial and an even more beautiful card. I have mulberry paper languishing in my stash - haven't had it out in years. I will definitely have to drag it out and give this a whirl. It looks like a fun and funky technique!!

leenda said...

Quite lovely & elegant! I'll have to try this technique!

Susan G said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing an idea for mulberry paper. I have some that I've never used just because I didn't know what to do with it. Now I know!

Norine said...

such a pretty card and awesome idea thanks so much
Hugs
Norine

lbcrafts said...

Wow, such a beautiful idea!!! Loving the texture look that it gives your card. Your card is gorgeous.
Louise

Francie G. said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tech!

Marimer said...

Precioso trabajo y tutorial, gracias por compartir. Saludos

Ida P. Krause said...

Amazing Card. This is just stunning. Love the technique you used and will have to try it out.

Bev J. said...

Beautiful card and I love the technique. Haven't used Mod Podge in awhile, will have to give this a try. tfs

Anonymous said...

I really like this Makiko and thank you for the tutorial

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is really cool - I'd love to repost on my website. Come visit me and let me know if you are interested!

Cheryl O said...

What a beautiful card! Thank you for the detailed instructions on how to replicate it. It's stunning.......