Eagle Crest by Laura Drahozal

  1. Fold a piece of 6 ¼ ” by 9 ¾  ” card stock so that the fold is on the top.
  2. Plan where you want to put the stencil on the mixed media paper and lightly trace the crest with a pencil.
  3. Using the traced stencil as a guideline for where to put lighter colors, paint the mixed media paper with the DecoArt products.  You should use the colors in various shades over the paper. Let dry.
  4. Stamp the Oceanside card stock with the Midnight Blue Stazon and the crackled paint stamp from the toxic rubber set.
  5. Stamp the painted mixed media paper with the Cloudy Sky Sazon and the crackled paint stamp from the toxic rubber set.
  6. Use your manual die cut machine and frame die to cut a frame shape from the painted and stamped paper.
  7. Tape the Eagle Crest stencil face up on the cut out piece. Use one large piece across the top of the stencil initially.  It will be a hinge later. Tape all the way around.
  8. Remove the black embossing paste from the container with the palette knife and place on the paste spreader.
  9. Place the paste spreader on the top of the stencil and pull down towards you, filling the holes and keeping contact with the stencil at all times.
  10. Replace any extra paste into the container.
  11. Remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
  12. Using the taped top as a hinge, carefully remove the stencil. Let the paste dry.
  13. After the black paste is dry, replace the stencil, taping all the way around.
  14. Repeat steps 8-12 with crackle paste right over the top of the black paste. Let it dry completely—it will crackle on its own.
  15. When the paste is completely dry, color the image with the alcohol inks and let that dry.
  16. Replace the stencil and tap over it with the Versamark Ink Pad.
  17. Remove the stencil and cover the image with the clear embossing powder.
  18. Shake off the excess powder and heat emboss with tool.
  19. Assemble the card.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Oceanside)
  • Red Cork Paper
  • StazOn® Ink Pad by Tsukineko® (Midnight Blue, Cloudy Sky)
  • Spectrum Noir™ Markers (EB8, TB9, GB5, CT2, TN8, DG3, DR3, IG8)
  • Media Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt® (Carbon Black, Payne’s Gray, Titanium White)
  • Paintbrush
  • Big Shot™ by Sizzix®
  • 1/2" Removable Tape by 3M®
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

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