Hello everyone! Welcome to day 3 of Faber-Castell and Waffle Flower Inspiration Week! We team up with our friends at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft to bring you an entire week of mixed-media inspiration! Blog-hop-badge-Faber-Castell-Waffle-Flower We have Amanda here today! DesignTeamHeadshots_Amanda Hello Everyone!  I hope you have been enjoying Waffle Flower Crafts + Faber Castell week as much as I have.  A long time fan of gesso, I was super excited to pair Faber Castell whipped spackle with Waffle Flower inks and stamps.
Stamped Gesso Flower Stripes Card
​I knew I wanted to pair the flowers from the A Bunch Stamp Set with black and white stripes.  I wanted the flowers to pop against the striped background so I added a thin layer of whipped spackle to create contrast on the front of the card.  I created the sentiment by die cutting the Congrats Die four times and stacking them on top of one another to add some dimension.
Stamped Gesso Flower Stripes Card 4
​I love how the texture of the whipped spackle comes right through the stamped image.  I also love that you can still see the stripes through the thin layer of spackle.  The little imperfections in the whipped spackle surface add a lot of character to the card.
Stamped Gesso Flower Stripes Card 1
Applying a thin layer of whipped spackle to patterned paper is easy and doesn't require any special tools.  ​Simply scoop out a little bit of whipped spackle and spread it around with a popsicle stick.  I wanted the area of the spackle to be just a bit bigger than the flower stamp, so I kept the stamp set near for easy reference.  It takes a little while for the whipped spackle to dry, but you can speed it up a bit by using a heat gun to dry the spackle.
Stamped Gesso Flower Stripes Card 2
Stamp your first color right on top of the dry spackle.  Press your stamp firmly to make a nice impression.Stamped Gesso Flower Stripes Card 3 ​Stamp your accent colors one at a time.  I used #2 and #4 from the Spring Blend Inkpad and #16 from the Summer Blend Inkpad.  Embrace the imperfect ink coverage.  It looks artsy.Stamped Gesso Flower Stripes Card
Thanks for stopping by today!
Thank you for sharing this fun technique with us, Amanda!

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