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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Paper Sculpting Tilda...

Paper Sculpting is one of my favorite techniques - the time and effort of coloring, cutting and layering always results in a people pleaser!   The background for this birthday greeting consists of hand drawn floor boards colored with Copics and a "wall" framed by using Distress inks along the edges.  The chair was a wonderful find in my stash and is JUST the right size for the Magnolia stamps.   Although the chair is stamped directly on the background, I was able to add dimension by dampening and then embossing the back of the cushion. This technique allows the background panel to remain flat but makes the cushion bulge forward.  Tilda was stamped three times and cut out in sections for layering.  Each layer was embossed on the back with a ball tool and then mounted with double-stick-foam tape used to support and maintain the rounded shapes.  The third or top layer is Tilda's head, hands and banner.
Here is a close up that allows a better view of the layers:

Image:  Tilda from Magnolia Stamps.  Chair is by Azadi Earles
Paper:  Neenah
Ink:  Ranger Distress Inks and Copics

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