CASTING TISSUES!!!

The other day I showed you some cards I made by making paper casts of some stamps.  I have put together a tutorial to show you how it is done.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

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Stamp of choice                           

Large brush (stippling brush is best)

2 tissues (2 ply)   torn into quarters (8 squares)       

glue/water mix (1 part white glue [like PVA ] , 3 parts water)      

STEP ONE

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Place 1 square of tissue on upturned stamp.  Using brush apply some glue mix to the tissue.  Dab the brush up and down ( Don’t brush) to cover the whole stamp.  Continue dabbing the glue mix on to soak the tissue.  Ensure you get the glue mix in all the grooves and around the edges.

STEP TWO

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Continue applying all the squares of tissue.  If the tissue tears don’t worry just continue applying the glue and tissue.

STEP THREE

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Carefully pick up the tissue and stamp.  Turn the stamp upside down and place on a plate or board.  Press down gently on the stamp to help shape the tissue.  Gently remove the stamp.  Leave the cast image for some time to dry.  It may take overnight.  Make sure it is completely dry.

STEP FOUR

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Once dry cut around the image.  You may wish to just carefully tear around it.  Apply SU pastels or chalks to the image.  If pastels fall in areas you don’t want, don’t rub but blow them off.  Use an eraser gently to remove any parts you are not happy with.

STEP FIVE

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Create your card. 
Card: Rose Red, Whisper White, Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink: Old Olive,
Other: Stampin’ Pastels – Rose Red, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder.

Here is a card I made using the swirls from ‘Baroque Motifs’ set.  You get like a reverse image.  I’m not completely happy with the final result, but it shows you what you can do.
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Why don’t you  have a go!  Send me a copy of your card or a link so we can see what you have done.  Have fun!!!

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2 thoughts on “CASTING TISSUES!!!

  1. Wow! Jenny! You have been soooo busy! Love the paper casting … I haven’t yet put mine onto a card … but have been meaning to do it! Thanks for sharing! I hope you don’t mind … I would like to CASE your mother’s day card for one of my Canberra swaps. I just love it! (I will change it a little to suit the colours I want to use … but I do love your design) Have a lovely day! Stampin’ Hugs, Andrea L – EnchantINK

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