02 January 2010

Cards: Faux Torn Mosaic Technique

At Splitcoaststampers you'll find this great link to a pictorial tutorial from Carole Burrage.

Using Cuttlebug folder, Flourish Frame, here are my three samplers using this technique.


Magazine pages provided a good source of colour variety for this card. I've also gone over the flourish with some purple metallic glaze though it hardly shows here.

With a p.v.a. glue base over cardstock to adhere the torn papers (edges dabbed with a brush-marker), then trimmed the cardstock centrepiece to fit the frame.

Two fine layers of a satin-glaze varnish to finish, allowing to dry thoroughly between each coat.

These brilliant papers are from a Sissix pad; black ink around the torn edges, and layered with a slightly larger black cardstock.

A light sanding over the 'flourish' for a distressed look.

Magazine pages for this one also, with a brown brush marker along the torn edges and more "distressing".

Thanks Carole (another Carole with an 'e' too), for sharing your tutorial.

1 comment:

Carol Johnston said...

Hi from the other Carol of Carol;s Creative Corner in New Zealand. Just looked at your torn mosaic cuttlebug cards these are great. another way to use this flourish fram.
have also made over my blog if you care to peek.
Happy new year Carol J in New Zealand