Welcome to the DownUnder Direct Inspiration blog. Here you will find lots of fantastic projects using the wonderful range of products from DownUnder Direct. The DownUnder Direct range includes Bazzill Basics Paper, JustRite Stamps, Spellbinders, Swarovski Crystals and BLING-abilities. You will also find our latest edition - the wonderful pre cut and scored card blanks from Le Crystelle. Card blanks are now available for retail purchase only. To view the complete range visit www.lecrystelle.com.au

12 March 2013
"Playing around with acryclic paints, and I came up with this faux copper effect. It turns out so realistic, people will have trouble believing that it's just paint and cardstock!"

Products Used:

Bazzill Basics Cardstock:

9-960D Kraft
7-7116E Simon
10-1037E Blackbird


E3D-003 Delightful Daisies

JustRite Stamps:

CR-03885 Grand Sentiments

Other Materials Used:

Blue and Copper acrylic paint
Tsukineko Java Walnut Stain
Black German Glass Glitter

Step 1

Emboss two pieces of cardstock using the new 3D M-Bossabilities Delightful Daisies folder. Fussy cut two daisies, one butterfly and the banner from one piece.

Step 2

Paint all of the pieces with the blue acrylic paint, covering all of the kraft cardstock.

Step 3

Once dry, paint a very light coat of copper paint. This can be left streaky to show some of the blue paint underneath. While it's still wet, wipe over it with a damp paper towel. Allow to dry.

Step 4

Spray lightly with the Walnut ink, and wipe all over the embossed pieces with a dry paper towel. Flick some water droplets onto the piece and watch the water clear spots in the walnut ink layer. (Pic 3 below): See the difference the Walnut Ink has made to the paint finish. It's like a patina.

Step 5

Stamp the sentiment onto the banner. Assemble the card, adding some black German glass glitter to the flower centres.

Tutorial created by Design Team member-TERESA


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