This is a copy of the tutorial I did for Just Magnolis Monthly challenge which is no more. Its probably full of spelling and grammar mistakes. Bev proof read and edited the tutorial so it made sense!
I also made a tutorial for the High Hopes Challenge blog .
It was a great honour to be asked by Bev and Jacqui to do a tutorial on how I 3d my images for my cards. I call it 3d because I don’t completely layering the images like decoupage.
I use Prisms or Polychromes with paper stumps and sansador to colour my images . Some of the sansador has been poured into the plastic dish with a makeup sponge which I dab my stumps into it, this way there’s no spillage of the bottle. I use Memento inkpad because you can almost instantly start colouring as soon as you stamp your images and thin card that I buy at Staples. I almost always choose my papers first and try to colour to match them.
I always have one Tilda has a base and parts which are not going to layered are coloured with a bit of extra depth for shadowing as do all the parts that are going to show. Then I work out the layers in this case the frilly petticoat, the dress, the apron and the top part of the apron. Before I cut out properly I use a cutting blade to cut out awkward bit like inside Tilda’s legs. I find using a glass cutting board easier that a cutting mat to do this.
I’m not sure you can see in the photos but once my images are cut out I always run a grey pen round the edges to hide how badly I have cut the image out, yes its time consuming but just do it once and you will see how better they look but please don’t try to a black pen it’s too harsh. I also emboss the back of all the individual parts but with the skirts if I sticking the top bits flat I try not emboss those parts. The best pad for embossing is the one you can get for parchment craft although when my mat went missing I used a mouse mat.
After putting all the pieces in a safe place I make the card for Tilda and then using silicone glue, zig two way glue pen and a cocktail stick I start putting Tilda together. Using a cocktail stick I put some silicone glue to the base Tilda down where I like her to go. If you want you can leave her for ten minutes so the glue starts to set but I’m far too impatience for that and I start gluing the layers. Sometimes I just glue the petticoat to the skirt and sometimes I
use silicone like this time.
You might find it easier to put the silicone onto the base Tilda like above and I use the glue pen at the top of the skirt because I don’t want it raised.
I layered the apron the same way gluing with the pen at the top and using silicone to raise the bottom edge. The bib of the apron is glued on with the pen to cover the unfinished bits of the skirt I do this where there is a belt too. A nice size blob of silicone for the head.
The bow on Tilda’s head is large enough to put a tiny blob of silicone to help the 3d bit to stand up and the bows on the shoe are glued in the middle. I use one end of the cocktail stick to help with the size of silicone blobs and the other end helps to manoeuvre the parts to fit better. You can see here that not all parts are raised. You do need to watch what silicone you use, don’t used Do-crafts own and Stix and because of the high water content is leaves a watermark. You can decide how much you want to 3d some images it can just be hat or bow or even a pocket.
Here’s the finished card I used Bev’s sketch from Week 3
Thank you Just Magnolia for inviting me to do this tutorial for you and give you an insight how I make my cards.