Thursday, 1 December 2016

Nail varnish marbling for Leonie


Hello lovely peeps



I've made a background using nail varnish for this card.
Thank you to Heather from our crafting club for the idea :o)

First I half-filled a plastic tub with water then chose three co-ordinating nail varnish colours.


I loaded up the brushes with lots of polish and shook them over the tub


I did swirl the colours around a little with a cocktail stick, but found that it started to grab the varnish and pull it out of the water so I ended up just trying to drop colours within patches of other colours to make everything move about and give it interest.

When I was happy with it I laid an old book page on top of the water and then lifted it off.

I had a play with different colours but it was a bit hit and miss :o)


I cut down the page I was happy with and doodled on a border with a black fineliner pen


 I stamped on 'Forever' from the 'Dizzy Daisy' stamp set with black Versafine ink. A bit of the nail varnish lifted off with the stamp at this point, so I had to fill in a bit of the lettering with a pen. Oops!


I ran some black card through my ebosser with the 'All the Love' die - if you put wax paper between the die and the card everything pops out like a dream


To make the hearts stand out a bit more from the busy background I glued some of the wax paper off-cuts inside the heart shapes using Collall photoglue


I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
Crafty Gals Corner #100 Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs (monthly) December Anything Goes
 Love to Craft #5 Anything Goes
Card Mania #87 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x

7 comments:

  1. I have never heard of this technique before but it looks fab, xxx

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  2. Have wondered how you did this since I first saw it Katrina,think that it is a beautiful card x

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  3. Gorgeous card and clever technique Katrina,I am sorry I have not been around this week I have had Internet issues which I am hoping are sorted out now
    Kevin xx

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  4. Great card, I would never have thought of using nail varnish for a background like that. Thanks for joining in at Love to Craft Challenge. Pippa DT

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  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  6. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck!

    DT Evie

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