ID: Oct/19 - Side Deco Bkgrd - Have An Awesome Day - Give Every Day A Chance" card
size: 5"w x 7"H 

Created: October 13, 2019

I finally got around to playing with my Deco Art Media paints (available from (Kensington Art Supplies) making a similar background that I made for the Phone Stand taught by Tracie Moreau at "The Paper And Ink Boutique" last month... I made 2 cards with the background and this is the first one.


On Canson CP watercolor paper (smoother side) (6"w x 9"h) painted with Distress Paint "Black Soot" all over, let dry.

Streaked with Ceramcoat "Antique White" acrylic paint, leaving glimpses of black background. 

Stamped with some text stamps and design element circle stamps using Versafine Clair "Nocturne". Let dry.

Stenciled with Tim's Flourish stencil and a multi circle stencil using the white paint sparingly to get ghost like images.

Painted with the Deco Art Paints (they're very translucent but vibrant colors. (Cobalt Teal Hue; Primary Yellow; Dioxazine Purple; Vermilion; Yellow Green Light) overlapping colors.

I added some more flourish stenciling.

Cutout a rectangle in the area where it would leave a rectangle frame. With the leftovers I cut a thinner border for the rectangle, splicing on 2 corners.

Scored and folded my cream toned cardstock to create my side fold structure. Adhered my Deco Art pieces.

Wrote out the sentiment using 2 sizes of flat edge pens in my upright Italic style. Scanned, resized and printed out on vellum. Die cut with an oval die set and adhered to front with Glossy Accents. Used Prisma colored pencils to color some of the letters. Adhered nail art rhinestones with Gem-tac.

Raided my stash of leaves and flowers and adhered a few adding more rhinestones to the flower centers.

On the inside:

Again my own calligraphy with a flat edge pen, scanned, printed on white cardstock, cut into a circle, sponged with Distress "Twisted Citron" and "Salty Ocean" then adhered to inside.

Added a few more flowers from my stash. Added some Liquid Pearls "Key Lime" to the flower centers.

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