Keep Calm was the phrase for this week. I can't help but chuckle as there is a slight sense of irony to this as I had a bit of a disaster and ended up deleting some stuff off my camera. So I am going to have to cobble something together in this post rather than share a video this week.
As always the project starts with journaling your word/phrase for the week and sealing it into the envelope. I chose a window envelope this week.
Then came a layer of gesso. Once dry I stamped some images using a coloured archival ink.
After that through a stencil I added some gloss gel medium to create gloss pattern that would become a resist, so heat embossing would work just the same way.
Then came a spritz of Dylusions ink and I wiped over the dots a bit to reveal the resist pattern. The stamped yellow archival almost creates a resist in itself...a happy accident!
Then came some stamping using archival black and also a swipe of the ink pad around the edges and over the envelope itself.
To finish off I did some doodling added my phrase inside the window of the envelope and created a frame.
I will be back with the last Me Time Message tutorial on Thursday next week.