*This is a picture heavy post! I took a lot of pictures because I had a lot of
mishaps and what not to do ~ scoll down to see just the card
or ALL THE WAY THROUGH to see the whole process!*
It's the last day of winter card camp with our final class
and today's class from Jeanette is all about using glue!
It was a huge learning curve and took me awhile
but I decided to stick with it :)
Today's theme: Using school glue as a base coat for the card
and then blend a distress ink on top of that!
I'm a visual learner and tried my best to follow the tutorial
but did have some struggles along the way.
In case you are reading this and want to give this a go,
I'll share with you 2 problems that I ran into so you won't have them!
The technique requires an acrylic block, acetate or layering tool.
I didn't have an acrylic block and even used an old wooden stamp block
and didn't want it to smoosh around with acetate.
So I improvised and used this .........
a sponge brush.
You may remember that from this creative adventure!
Next, I started swiping into the regular school glue and I ran
into problem #2 ~ it's too thick.
I tried another glue (name brand, fancy schmancy) - same result.
I decided to just dilute it and added a teaspoon of warm water and
The first couple 'passed' with the brush sponge were JUICY!
I mean, it was on there like stripes on candy cane!
For the next one, I squeezed a lot of it out before adding it to the base
and it gave it was beautiful lightwash texture -
a lot like what you'd see when you paint a wall.