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