Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The White Stuff Tutorial

Hi Peeps,

I was asked to write a tutorial on how I do the "White stuff" on my cards for the Make It Crafty Inspirational Blog,so here goes.

This is my collection of white stuff, hehehe.  They look a little used, I wonder why?????

I started off my collection with the acrylic white paint which is a good base and give a real smooth finish if your painting those fabulous make it crafty chipboard pieces.

If you want something a little thicker and something you can create a little more texture with then you want to go for the Gesso.

You can see from this picture I hope that one stroke of acrylic paint doesn't cover up all of the cardstock but one stroke of the gesso does.
Another favourite of mine is the snowtex.  I have two types, one plain and one glitter.  The one with glitter is the one I tend to lend my hand too over the festive season.

The Distress Crackle paint is another favourite of mine, goodness I have so many.  When dry this crackles and I tend to use this on fences or sometimes around the edges, it really depends on the look I want.  I have used this in green further into the tutorial.

Lastly I have Paper perfect, which when painted gives the finish of handmade paper. I love this but I can't seem to source it in white.  I have it in lilac so I added ton's of white paint to it to achieve the look.

I never know what I am going to use until my card is laid out so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you on all these products.

O.K. so let's get started.  I have sewn my paper to the cardstock.  If I wasn't going to have sewn edges I would probably add the paint to the edges of each piece before layering and sticking down.

For today's card I have used the Gesso and an acrylic brush. I don't like an even amount all the way round and like to use a dry brush to add odd strokes here and there.

I add Gesso to all my pieces, even those that are already white.

Before I make my Make It Crafty Chipboard Leaves white I wanted to distress them, so like I explained above I have used the Distress Crackle paint in Green.  Can you see the crackles, the thicker you apply the more cracks you will have.

I then start to put my card together, but I'm not finished as I'd like to add some white texture, so out comes the Snowtex.

I'm not sure how your meant to apply it, but it works for me to use my finger.  I dab it where I want it.  It dries hard.

And here's my finished Card, da daaaaaaaaaaaa

Image "Tea Please" by Sarah Kay of Stampavie Stamps

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

CreativeCraft - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Ribbon and Buttons
Papertake weekly - cute, cute, cute
Hooked on crafts - Flowers
Stamp and Create - One for the ladies

Hugs Tracy x


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Oooh! I am not very intrigued with this white stuff LOL! Your cards always look lovely and this is such a nice touch :) Thanks for the tutorial!

Penni said...

Great Tutorial


Angélique said...

Thanks Tracy, right on time LOL. I use the snow with the glitter just for the structure. I can,t find here the other stuff, only the Gesso, but there is no structure in it right?
I will read your tutorial again LOL
Thanks xxxxxxxx

Annika said...

What a great tutorial, thx Tracy!

Hugs Annika

Suzi Mac said...

Fabulous tutorial Tracy, I feel another shopping trip coming on. hehe!!
Suzi x

angelwhispers said...

Wow Tracy thank you so much for sharing your tips this one is fab as your designs are always so beautiful and so much detail! Love Chanelle xx

Kirsty said...

Hi I have some of these products but never seem to use them and I see some new interesting ones too ! Love your techniques ! I am off to get messy lol Thanks for the inspiration !! ;0)

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Tracy, what a great tutorial! Thanks, you could see all the effects so clearly on the black cardstock...and the finished card is awesome!
Dot x

Jane said...

Great tutorial EQ!
How are the legs?? You are an inspiration to us all my friend.

Love crafts forever said...

Your card looks very pretty, so much to look.
Hugs Nataliya

Barbara GR said...

Fantastic tutirial!! Thanks!

Hugs, Barbara GR

Sassy Raggedy said...

Thanks for the tutorial Tracy. I am going to try this. joann sassy raggedy

Lau W said...

Wow ! superb techniques ! Fantastic card !

cheryl said...

oh wow brilliant,tutorial,and the detail and image on your card is simply stunning,have just loved,reading,this post,amazing,
bless you for playing at Creative Craft Challenge this week hugs Cherylxxx

Anonymous said...

wow i love the effect the white gives this card, off to order me some bits now and have a play when it arrives, thanks for the inspiration :)

shell x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Looks like a very sticky time was made making this BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks for the tips! Hugs, Lesley

Ally said...

cooooooooooooooooooooool, .......ssssssssssssswwwwoooosh...(that was me, sprinting back to my craft room to have a go!!)
xx, Alessandra

earthspirit927 said...

Wonderful Card!!Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passions For our Torn and distressed Challenge this week:)

Melissa,DT Member

Ribbon Girl said...

Thanks for sharing that Tracy - your card is beautiful! (and cute) Thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly Challenge. Mary G x

The Scrapping Factory said...

thanks for sharing! I wish I could see the pics though