Yesterday I watched an awesome free tutorial at Paper Crafters Library on how to turn ordinary household cheese cloth to a fish net embellishment for mixed media artists. Unfortunately, they used a ton of products which I don’t happen to have on hand and I’m a firm believer in using what is already on hand…
Well, I just LOVE mixed media, and thought this would look great on a beach themed card too! So into my stamping studio I went, to re-create the fabulous fish netting... Stampin’ Up! Style! Here’s my Fish Net card for today’s Super Saturday Tutorial!
Wouldn’t it look fabulous on a mixed media canvas? It’s just ordinary cheesecloth!! I’ll share more close ups and details of the card tomorrow, LOL… today we’re making Fish Net!
Supplies you’ll need for today’s… Fish Net Stampin’ Up! Style Tutorial:
Inks: Soft Suede, Versa Mark
Terrific Tools: Heat Tool (not shown), surface protection or craft mat, Craft Scissors
Awesome Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Tissue, Plastic Sandwich Bag, Cheesecloth, Rubbing Alcohol (not shown)
Step By Step Fish Net Stampin’ Up! Style Pictorial Tutorial:
- Cover your surface with a protective cover such as grid paper or a craft sheet. Cut approximately 4” strip from the cheesecloth, open up completely and cut a 4” square.
- Place Cheesecloth Square on protective surface, and tap with versa mark ink pad. Turn over, and pat the other side as well.
- Now cover both sides with Soft Suede Ink, tapping the open pad directly onto the cheesecloth.
- Inspect the cheesecloth of intensity and depth of color… turn over and repeat the soft suede inking until you achieve desired color. The cheesecloth will be darkened further in the next steps.
- Place the cheesecloth into a plastic sandwich bag and add approximately 1/2 tsp. of clear embossing powder… close the bag and shake to cover the cheesecloth. Add more powder if necessary.
- Open the bag, remove cheesecloth and place on a protected surface. Open up any curled or clumpy sections or they’ll end up melting together.
- Heat the cheesecloth with a heat tool… the clear powder will melt leaving shiny, colored cheesecloth.
- Flip the cheesecloth over and heat the other side too.
- Let it cool slightly and scrunch to give texture.
- If you are using a craft mat for your surface protector, you can now clean it using a tissue (or paper towel) and rubbing alcohol!
Today’s Tips For Paper Crafters:
- Cheesecloth can be found at grocery stores in the cleaning supply section, at home improvement stores in the wood staining / paint section, and is sold by the yard in fabric stores.
- A paper towel or baby wipes may be substituted for tissue… I just grabbed what was easily available when creating this tutorial for you.
- Wear plastic gloves if you would rather not have ink on your fingers… I have ink on my fingers all the time, LOL… it washes off eventually!
- Pre-heat your heat tool for quicker results… and be careful not to burn the cheesecloth too!
- Tweezers can come in handy when scrunching the cheesecloth too.
- Tightly close the plastic sandwich bag before shaking… or you’ll have quite a mess on your hand.
- In lieu of plastic bag, a plastic storage container could be used too!
See you tomorrow with more details and views on my Fish Net Stampin’ Up! Style Card Saving the best for last!
Shop my online Stampin’ Up! Store for supplies used in today’s Fish Net Stampin’ Up! Style Tutorial:
Inks: Soft Suede 115657 , Versa Mark 102283
Terrific Tools: Heat Tool 10005 , Craft Scissors 108360
Awesome Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder 109130