Le Jardin Japonais

Clarity Challenge 43 Mid-month
‘In the Garden’

Le Jardin Japonais

Materials: -
·         Clarity Stamps: - Asia/Oriental set
·         Clarity Stencil: - Sunshine Stencil
·         Clarity Groovi: - Octagon Nested Groovi
·         Cardstock: - Clarity Stencil Card 7x7ins; Gold Mirri, Black matte
·         Inkpads:- Distress Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed
·         Miscellaneous: - Versamark pen; Wow gold embossing powder; Polychromo Coloured Pencils; alcohol pens
Instructions: -
1.       On scrap pieces of parchment and using the Octagon plate, outline the largest and second largest octagons (two separate pieces.) Accurately cut out each and use these as templates – the largest for the black mount and the second largest for the card shape. Draw around each on the reverse side of card and cut out. Set the black octagon aside.
2.       Mask off areas on the clean side of the white card to create an angular pattern. Stamp a selection from the Asia set in each masked area. Stamp and cut out sticky note masks for lanterns, lady and water-lillies and apply over stamped images.
3.       Using sticky notes to mask complete areas at a time, blend/brush over yellow, orange then red Distress inks from the centre out. (I used the Sunshine stencil over the masked, stamped lanterns.)
4.       Remove masks and colour areas of the stamped images to suit.
5.       Cut out areas and over stamp chosen shapes with birds and bamboo.
6.       Edge each shape with a black alcohol pen. Now using the Versamark pen ,edge each shape with a fine line,  apply gold embossing powder and heat set.
7.       Glue each shape onto the black octagon mat.
8.       Mount onto gold mirri and trim.

9.       Lastly glue onto another black mat and trim to leave a 1cm border.

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