11.14.2010

Textured Fussy Cuts

Hi everyone!
Teri here, and I'm excited to be back on the GCD Studios blog again today.
This time, I'm going to share an easy way to give your patterned paper a little texture.
You need:
* A patterned paper with designs you can cut out. I'm using a piece from GCD's Christmas Sleigh collection. It's quickly become one of my favorite collections!
* A paint brush
* A clear textured gel (I'm using Glass Bead Gel from Golden Paints. It is clear and has teeny tiny marbles in it. )
Here's what you do:
1. Start by cutting an image out of your patterned paper. A lot of paper crafters call this "fussy cutting."

2. Use paint brush to apply gel medium to image.

3. Let image dry a few hours. You can speed this process up by heating it up with a heat gun.

I've got two cards for you where I used some of my textured fussy cuts.
I applied gel medium over both green ornaments here. Then, I applied it only to the flower petals on the red ornament.


Here, I applied the gel only to a portion of these ornaments.

I applied it to the petals and then partly onto the green ornaments. I like that it gives it just a little bit of a different look.

Thanks for stopping by.
I'll be back again soon!
Teri
for GCD Studios

3 comments:

  1. I like this effect. It looks sanded, yet also brighter. Really nice. Thanks for sharing.

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