Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Using Sequins on Cards | Brutus Monroe Blog Hop


Hey everyone! Today's video is for the Brutus Monroe Blog Hop. We are playing with sequins this week, so I thought I would share one of my favorite ways to use sequins. It's a little time consuming but I love the effect it has, especially paired with the stamp set Christopher's Shoes. Because like Christopher I love Converses too!

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I love the shine that the prism sequins have! But first I'll start with the background and how I created that.

Background
Stamps: Brutus Monroe Christopher's Shoes
Inks: Raven Detail Ink, Distress Oxide Iced Spruce & Black Soot
Splatter: Surface Spray Locomotive, Aqua Pigment Pearl
Card stock: Neenah 80lb Solar White

To begin I stamped the shoe stamp 3 times down the center of a piece of Neenah 80lb card stock with Raven detail ink. Then used a craft knife to cut out the side panels of each shoe. I needed to mask these so that I could ink blend the rest of the card stock. To do that I created a couple of masks from a post it note and layered those over the top. 

Using a makeup blending brush I blended on the Iced Spruce ink first in the center then added in Black Soot to darken the edges. The dark splatters are Surface Spray in Locomotive, which is lightly thinned down with clean water. Using a paint brush I gently tapped that over the top of the panel. Then did the same with the Aqua Pigment in Pearl to add more shine to this panel. 


Once the background was dry I could move on to the coloring and sequins part. 

Coloring and Sequins

Copic Markers: G14, V09, YR04, W0, W1, W3, C5
Sequins: Brutus Monroe Prism Sequins Green, Purple and Orange
Sentiment Stamp: Brutus Monroe Christopher's Shoes
Tools: Craft Glue, Tweezers

Using the Copic Markers listed above I easily colored in the details of the shoes. Leaving a lot of white but adding in warm grays to add dimension and shadows. Each shoe is colored a different color and very easily, using only one marker in each color family. I did use the C5 to help hide any white that was left from the masking.

This is placed over a A2 card base and centered but not glued down. I used a pencil to trace the cut outs of each shoe and started adhering sequins into those drawn spaces. Setting aside the shoe panel for now. The sequins is picked up easily with tweezers and dipped into a bit of glue that I squeezed out on to a scrap piece of paper. Then applied to the traced shape on the card base. Just make sure to cover the entire shape so that less white from the card stock will show through and there is not major gaps. I work my way down the panel starting with the Green Prism Sequins. Before adding the shoe panel I go ahead and stamp the sentiment with Raven detail ink and use the fussy cutting scissors to trim out the words and adhere those above and below the shoes. The sentiment reads "One Step at a Time".


Now that the sequins have dried a bit I go ahead and place the shoe panel over the top, re-centering it so that the shoes align with the adhered sequins below.

That is it from me today! Thank you so much for joining me. Don't forget to check out what Cassie and Lauren have done for this Blog Hop, they have made some beautiful projects. 

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1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness! I have never thought to use sequins the way you did on the shoe stamp...Just so so cute!

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