It is that time of the year to celebrate. Me and my husband have a special date we celebrate and I created this card for him. The painting by Vincent Van Gogh is one of our favorites and it also has special meaning for us. So I had this idea of using the image but alter it to make it ours and reflect the meaning it has for us. After several failed attempts, I created one that I was satisfied with.
The first thing I did was find a picture of the painting. I then used my ink cartridge printer to print it. Immediately after it printed I spritzed with water all over until the paper was soaked but not too much that it would tear. Right afterwards I applied the heat tool until the paper was dry on both sides. The effect is a nice washed out print that retains the original elements in an altered form.
Once that was done I covered the image with a thick layer of Crackle Accents. I applied the heat gun to get the corrugated texture and glossy finish.
The stars were first punched and then I covered them with liquitex modeling paste medium in white. Liquitex is sold at Michael's and Hobby Lobby in the acrylic and oil paints section. The medium provided a rich textured effect, almost like icing, as I applied with my finger. Takes for ever to dry but once it dried I mixed two shades of acrylic yellows and painted the stars. Afterwards, I wrapped a tiny piece of wire around the star for added dimension and glued to the altered photo.
The card was originally plain cream cardstock, but I recently bought the new Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Espresso and used a brush to apply all over the card. The glimmery effect is awesome, while at the same time it gives some texture to the plain paper depending on your brush movement.