Friday, March 27, 2015

Guest Designer : Sheri Levitt

Today we have Sheri Levitt with us as a guest designer.
Hi everyone! Sheri here your Guest Designer today.

Today's project I made ATC's and a postcard. The background I did for them is nail polish. Yes I said Nail polish. Much like with nail polish marbling on your nails you can do it on paper.  to Very easy, very messy, and very smelly. So I suggest if you want to try this do it outside or open your windows.  

You need water, something to put the water in. (a plastic cup if your doing something small like ATC's. For what I'm showing you today I used a round cake pan I got at Dollar Tree) cardstock, and of course nail polish. Don't run out and buy the $5 bottles for this go to the dollar store and pick up some. The ones I got were free samples from freebie sites. Oh and gloves if you don't want the polish to stick to your nails (trust me it will).
I poured the water into the cake pan. Then pour a bit of the nail polish in, like in the picture. You can see its floating at the top (though a little does sink down to the bottom.)

Then put a piece of cardstock that you cut to size of an ATC or Postcard and lay it down on top of the nail polish then pull up. If you're using a plastic cup, you dip the paper into the cup and then pull it up. The result you get is this. Pretty cool right! 

So after all the pieces dried I glued them to empty cookie box for sturdiness. I edge the cards with black craft paint. I pulled out some VLVS! Stamps. To add more to the background I used black StazOn and stamped various stamps. The main images I stamped with Black Versafine inkpad on white cardstock. Colored the images with Color pencils. I attacked the images with foam tape. The sentiments I stamped on a scrap of watercolor paper that was on my desk with black Versafine ink pad. I cut the sentiments and glued them to the pieces. 


MsShutterbugg said...

Awesome Sheri! Congrats too!

Corrie Herriman said...

These are gorgeous ! What a fab idea to use nail polish !
Corrie x

Annette McCarty said...

Sheri, you are the best advertiser for LVVS! Your work is so enticing! I have to get all those stamps. I think you should their ambassador. I know that I watch for all the great comments you place about LVLS. It makes me want to shop there and just watch you work!

happyDiane said...

A very cool technique looking forward to nice weather to try it.

Dotty Jo said...

fabulous makes... what a great technique, Jo x

Unknown said...

Wow Sheri!!! Love that technique, make great backgrounds to those stamps, love your creations ! x x x good to see you back at VLVS

ionabunny said...

Great technique. Great cards. Must try. Hugz