Christine Adolph came to my attention via Stampington & Company. I am lucky enough to have some of her stamp designs, so imagine how happy I was when I spied the new Prima Christine Adolph Rub-Ons being sold at That’s Crafty!
The rub ons are adhesive which actually opens up all manner of possibilities.
At the end of the instructions you will see I have provided instructions for resin paper, something that is appearing quite often on my projects at the moment.
Prima Marketing Christine Adolph Rub-Ons – Flower Stems, Wildflowers and Butterflies
PaperArtsy Infusions – The Sage, Golden Sands, Blackcurrant
Ice Resin Kit (for resin paper)
. Imitation copper foil (substitute with flakes or foil sheets, etc, available from That’s Crafty!)
. Vintage French book page
. Burlap (substitute with Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces)
. Fabric scrap and jute ribbon scrap
. Stamp – I used a Christine Adolph (Stampington and Company) stamp to create some subtle background stamping – French script and netting stamps
Apply the Frank Garcia powders, generously misting with water. Dry with heat gun, applying Gesso just before the panel is dry, blending the Gesso with the colour. Generously mist with water, drying with heat gun.
Apply two flowers and honeycomb (tore the honeycomb rub ons as I wanted a distressed edge) then apply imitation copper leaf foil.
Sprinkle Infusions along top of panel. Generously mist with water, allowing the colour to drip down the panel. Manipulate the colour around the flowers.
Randomly stamp onto background – the stamp designs don’t matter too much, they just provide depth and interest. Stamp bee onto tissuestock, layering to panel with fabric, jute ribbon and a tag (this was from a pack I purchased but you could create your own tag or use pattern paper).
Separate the Gypsy Cord, working with one of the colours, wrapping it around the bottom of the panel, layering with scraps of burlap and resin paper.
Finally ink edges of panel.
Ice Resin – Making Resin Paper
You can see I added a piece of torn resin paper. I make the paper in batches, allows me to add pieces to a project without the need to invest extra time when working on that set project. Resin paper is easy to create but you need to allow time for it to cure, work in a well ventilated area and if your hair is likely to get in the way (pointing my finger firmly in my direction – long hair and resin are not the happiest of marriages!!!) tie it back and always ensure you work surface is protected.
. Lay vintage book pages onto craft sheet or lay bin liners on a flat surface.
. Mix the Ice Resin following manufacturer’s instructions.
. Apply the resin to both sides of the book pages, a piece of household sponge is ideal for applying the resin.
. Leave to cure.
Until next time,