Tall Poinsettia by Lyn Bernatovich
- Cut magenta colored cardstock 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, score with the smooth side facing up at 4-1/4. Fold and corner round with a 1/2" punch.
- Cut a second piece of magenta colored cardstock 2-1/4 x 4-1/4 with the textured side facing up.
- Cut a third piece of black cardstock 2-1/2 x 4-1/2 with the smoothe side facing up.
- Cover one side of the poinsettia stencil thoroughly with the natural soap making sure all of the stencil is covered. Remove all soap crumbs from crevices and any stuck to the stencil using a tooth brush or stencil brush. Cut a piece of the Sticky Panels paper 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 and remove the release paper from one side. Press the soaped side of the stencil onto the sticky side of the paper firmly to avoid air pockets and glitter seeping under the stencil.
- A little pre-planning will need to be considered before the glittering begins. Because the poinsettia has two colors of glitter, the 'waterfall technique' must be utilized. In order to avoid open sticky areas while adding a color, the paper must be 'tipped' or 'angled' away from the un-glittered sticky areas.
- The strategy for this image was to add the pink glitter (Lavender Jewel Glitter) to the top poinsettia first. Use a circular rubbing motion with a finger to work the glitter into the sticky areas. Even though the flower centers were covered in the pink glitter, I 'fixed' the color by adding a dab of Quicky Glue Pen and Black Micro Glitter.
- The next in line to glitter was the leaves and steam area just below the top flower. Since the pink glitter was in place on the top flower, I could angle/tilt the green glitter (Mint Pastel Glitter) toward the top flower.
- The next area to glitter was the second pink poinsettia and the angle/tilt again went toward the previous glittered areas.
- Finally the last area to glitter was the stem below the middle flower. That could just be tilted down as there were no more sticky areas to worry about contaminating.
- Remove the stencil from the sticky paper by placing the glittered side down on the table. Carefully peel the mounting paper off the stencil with one hand while supporting the stencil with the fingers of your other hand to ensure that the stencil remains flat against the table. You want to bend the cardstock, not the stencil!
- Sprinkle crystal glitter all over the remaining sticky areas of the stencil. Work the glitter into the sticky areas with a circular rubbing motion with your finger and tap off the excess.
- Peel the remaining release paper away from the second side and affix to a piece of cardstock cut the same size as the sticky paper. Trim the length of the poinsettia down to 4-3/4 long to better fit the card front.
- Mount the poinsettia onto the magenta panel with tape runner. Mount those panels onto the black panel with tape runner. Position onto the card front slightly to the left of center allowing room for the sentiment.
- Stamp the sentiment with onyx black Versafine ink.
Also uses these supplies:
DWDHHS Handmade Natural Soap (or use VersaMark Ink)
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives™
ATG Tape Runner 1/4" by 3M®
Crop-a-Dile™ by We R Memory Keepers™
Quicky Glue Pen by Sakura®
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