Today I want to show you my mini album with a beautiful Specialty Paper from the gorgeous Wildflower collection called Floral Gloss which our Design Team presented two days ago.
Product List Wild flower Collection: P2273 Spring| P2272 Flowering| P2269 Vines| PS483 Floral-Gloss| SS335 Sticker Sheet| CS285 Clear Stamps| PP1016 Paper Pad| CT878 Collectables| KM105 Turquoise Kaiser Mist| KM110 Pink Kaiser Mist| KM115 Candy Kaiser Mist| KM119 Blackberry Kaiser Mist| KM120 Wisteria Kaiser Mist| FL597 Bloom| SB785 Lavender Pearls| RS408 Crystal Sparklets|
Hi everyone, Sonia here with the gorgeous new Wildflower Collection for March. This collection is an amazing watercolour based colour palette in stunning tones of pinks and blues with the most gorgeous floral images.
One of the specialty papers is Gloss Sentiments paper (PS484) and sometimes it’s hard to know how to use these papers as they just look white until you start playing (the image below has the sentiments in black just for illustration purposes). The gloss acts as a resist and it really just up to your imagination as to what the finished project will look like – that’s what makes them so much fun!!
I just fell in love with this paper and decided to make some gift cards. I find these are always useful to have in my stash – they can be used just as they are or can be added to cardstock to make a quick card or even as cute name tags for the table at a party.
‘Wildflower Gift Cards’
Kaisercraft products used: P2268 ‘In Bloom’ | P2269 ‘Vines’ | P2272 ‘Flowering’ | P2276 ‘Wings’ | PS484 Sentiments Gloss | CT878 Wildflower Collectables | CD101 Coconut cardstock | LDB1059 Natural Twine | DD510 Nesting Frames Die | KM103 Yellow Kaiser Mist | KM105 Turquoise Kaiser Mist | KM110 Pink Kaiser Mist | KM111 White Kaiser Mist
How gorgeous are they? The sentiments are beautiful and the Kaiser Mists leave that little bit of sparkle on the surface that just adds to the fun! The next few images will show the finish on the cards and how they were achieved. Remember once you have sprayed the colour, give the gloss words a wipe with a baby wipe. As the gloss acts as a resist, the baby wipe will wipe away the colour that has gone on the words and leave it nice and white!
These two cards were made using a combination of Kaiser Mists in Turquoise and Yellow. Once the mists were dry, some Kaiser Mist in White was flicked over the cards. The first card was sprayed lightly with the two colours and then water was spritzed over the top to allow the colours to run and soften
This second card has a slightly different finished look – this one was achieved by spritzing water on the card first and then spraying the two mists over the surface
These next cards were using the Turquoise Mist just by itself so there is no blending of colours at all. Again the first card was sprayed with mist and then water sprayed on top to move the colour around the surface:
This card is the same colour with the water added to the surface of the card first before the Turquoise Mist was sprayed:
These two cards have been sprayed with the Pink Kaiser Mist – this is such a beautiful and soft colour! I haven’t flicked any White Mist over the surface after the Mists are dried as the ‘Throw Kindness around like confetti’ card already has some gorgeous dots on the paper in gloss that resisted the Mist.
This final card was sprayed with water before the Mist was applied. This just helps the Mist to run all over the surface of your project and by moving the card around it will then move the Mist smoothly around as well. Once it dries it leaves a wonderful array of light and dark spots
These were so fun to make so hopefully you can get a chance to pick up some of the Gloss specialty papers and have some messy fun with your Kaiser Mists and a water spray bottle!
I absolutely adore the stunning new ‘Cherry Tree Lane’ collection with it’s vintage inspired papers and rich colour palette that is just timeless! While going through the papers I was drawn to the softness of the blue / grey of the ‘Quill’ paper (P2227) and couldn’t wait to play with it and mix it in with the soft pink of the florals. The colours set off the black and white photos I used perfectly!
I used ‘QUILL’ (P2227) as my background paper. Using a second piece of the paper I adhered strips of the reverse side and then covered with white Gesso:
Once the White Gesso was dry I covered the page with a layer of Clear Gesso. Once dry I lightly sprayed with Kaiser Mist in Winter Grey:
Next I cut out some of the gorgeous floral images from the TELEGRAPH paper (P2223). I adhered my two photos to my background paper using foam tape and then started embellishing with the cut out floral images, the Cherry Tree Lane Collectables, Paper Doilly and one of the postcards from the LETTERS Specialty Paper (PS476). These were all arranged to create flow diagonally across my page:
Finally I added in a few more embellishments to add dimension and texture across the page:
Kaisercraft products used: P2223 ‘Telegraph’ | P2227 ‘Quill’ | PS476 Letters | SS329 Cherry Tree Lane Sticker Sheet | CT872 Cherry Tree Lane Collectables | CD101 Coconut cardstock | FL592 Flourish Pack Hello | FL593 Flourish Pack Feathers | EM405 Paper Doilly | ST928 Clear Stickers Life | SB700 Silver Rhinestones | RS408 Crystal Sparklets | KM112 Kaiser Mist Winter Grey
Other: White and Clear Gesso
The Collectables that are part of each collection are a fabulous way of adding layers without adding too much bulk to your page:
The Flourish Packs have a wonderful range of shapes to use on your projects and can be used raw like I have on this page or can be altered using a variety of mediums such as ink, paint or sprays:
Thank you for joining me today and I hope you have as much fun playing with the amazing Cherry Tree Lane Collection as I have!