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!