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! We have Amanda here today! 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.
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.
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.
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.
Stamp your first color right on top of the dry spackle. Press your stamp firmly to make a nice impression. 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.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Thank you for sharing this fun technique with us, Amanda!