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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Mulberry Paper & Dragonflies

 A card using up some of my mountain of Mulberry Paper, and an image I'd got already stamped up. A lesson in not overbuying, just because something is the new must-have. I think I cornered the world market in Mulberry Paper. It does produce a nice effect though,when torn to leave soft, fuzzy edges. The trick to that is to drag a wet paintbrush, or a waterbrush along the edge of a ruler, then tease the damp fibres apart.

As my stamped piece was on a blue/pink/purple oil pastel background, I used blue & purple mulberry paper for the background mat.

 I tore two squares of each colour, and used a scrap of card to stick them to, using DST. The scrap won't show beneath the stamped piece.
That bit done, I mounted the image with DST onto the squares, then onto a square white card blank. Next, a Dragonfly made from Angelina fibres was added over the one in the image with some silicone glue.
 The row of flowers along the bottom is one of the ones I received from Deeyl, Queen Lightwell, in the ATC swap!
   Onto a scrap of the same oil pastel card I stamped the saying in Black Versafine, and trimmed it to a tag shape. Added an eyelet & some fibres and mounted it with silicone glue again.

 Dragonfly Post stamp, Crafty Individuals 001
Mulberry paper
Oil pastels & white card for the background
Sentiment stamp, mine came from Life Sentiments, Kaiserkraft
 Black Versafine


MaggieC said...

I had forgotten about mulberry papers. A lovely way to use them up, Shaz, and I love that dragonfly. that is the best use of an iron to do the Angelina fibres. Bec is after a pasta maker for fimo. Before long, all the kitchen stuff will be in the craft room. xx

Fandhmum said...

This is lovely Shaz, I need to use up my mulberry paper
Rosie x

gardenpinks said...

Why did we need to buy so much mulberry paper?????????
This is a beautiful card and a great way to use some of that mulberry paper :) Angelina fibres are perfect for dragon fly and fairies wings!
Lynn xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful, Shaz! I have a bunch of it, too, and need to bring it out. We will stage a comback for mulberry paper!!

Kyla said...

Nice use of Mulberry paper (I love the dragon fly stamp and some great colours.

Happy belated WOYWW

Winnie said...

So pretty, Shaz! Love mulberry paper, and haven't used it in quite some time and have a large supply. I usually use it at Hallowen, so thanks for the reminder. The color combo you put together is so lovely. I must find some silicone glue, haven't tried that.