Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Clearsnap® & EyeConnect Crafts - Dimensional Shimmering Peacock Totem Card


Today  I am sharing a project made from some my favorite Clearsnap® products kinetic chipboard elements from EyeConnect Crafts. I also created a custom colored background with DecoArt® paints and a Gel Press™ plate.  

Materials:

Clearsnap® ColorBox® Crafter’s Ink - Jungle Green, Wave 
Clearsnap® ColorBox® Stylus & Tips
Clearsnap® Smooch® Accent Inks - Gold Lame, Juniper 
Clearsnap® Smooch® Illuminate
Clearsnap® Designer Foils - Seaport, Lagoon, Goldmine
EyeConnect Crafts - Totem Poppet - Totem Peacock
DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - Deep Turquoise, Gold, Woodland Green
DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic - Ultramarine 
Gel Press™ 5x7” plate 
Double sided adhesive tape, foam tape 
Brayer, scissors, paper trimmer
White paper 
Green card stock
Heat tool


Instructions:

Use ColorBox® Stylus to apply Jungle green ColorBox® Crafter’s ink to tail feathers of Peacock.  Use Stylus to apply Wave blue ColorBox® Crafter’s ink to body and head.  Heat set to dry.

Apply Smooch® Illuminate to body and head, and to uninked feet.   Apply Juniper Smooch® to feathers.  Let dry.

Apply Gold Smooch® accents to feathers and head as shown.  Let dry.



Using double sided tape, cut out oval shapes for “eye” of feathers.  Cut off small slice at bottom.  Apply to feathers over gold area.  Peel off top and apply Seaport Blue Designer Foils. Remove bottom covering and apply Lagoon Blue Designer Foils. 







Construct the peacock following the instructions in the packaging.   I added a touch of Juniper Smooch® to the brads on his tail.  
Here's how I created the background paper for the peacock:

Add drops of DecoArt® Americana® Multi-Surface Satin™ - Deep Turquoise, Gold, Woodland Green and DecoArt® Americana® Acrylic - Ultramarine to 5x7” Gel Press™ plate.  Brayer lightly to blend colors.   Place white paper over plate, press lightly, pull print and set aside to dry. 




Place double sided tape over ends of gel printed paper.  Place Goldmine foil over tape and transfer foil to taped edges.  Mount to green card.  

Mount the peacock to the front of the gel printed paper using foam dots for added dimension. 

Ink edges of card with Wave blue Crafter's Ink.  









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