Project Description: Create a custom multi-layered card using Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film.
Designed by: Keren Baker
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
- Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film
- Variety of Stencils (your choice of stencils)
- Ranger Distress Crayons
- PaperArtsy Grunge Paste
- Spatula or Craft Knife
- Stamps, Simple Designs
- Ink Pads
- Black Cardstock
- Sewing Machine
- Piercing Tool
- Die-Cut Machine
- White Gel Pen
- Stickers (your choice of stickers)
Steps to Make This:
- Cut Grafix Matte Dura-Lar Film to fit the front of your cardstock base.
- Start by using a stencil and some Ranger Distress Crayons and scribbling onto the first sheet of Matte Dura-Lar Film.
- Then with a slightly damp finger, you can rub the color through the stencil and you get a wonderful soft effect.
- Next, use some PaperArtsy Grunge Paste (which is a type of embossing paste) on the second sheet of Matte Dura-Lar Film. (If you use the same stencil you’ve previously put Distress Crayons through, you’ll get a tint of those colors onto the paste, which ends up tying the colors together well.)
- Leave the paste designs to dry and you end up with the paste showing more prominently, adding another layer to the project.
- On the third sheet of Matte Dura-Lar Film, you can stamp some simple designs on the film, so the Matte Dura-Lar diffuses the image beautifully, using ink that is complementary to the previously designed sheets.
- Not all opaque substrates will cope with being pierced and sewn through, but Matte Dura-Lar copes fabulously. Pierce through the film using a piercing tool before sewing through. This results in your holes being exactly where you need them! Sewing also means that you don’t need to worry about how to attach an opaque product without adhesive showing.
- You can sew the layer of Matte Dura-Lar Film to the white cardstock layer.
- Then you just need to add the sentiment, like a die-cut ‘Friend’ from black cardstock, adding some white gel pen dots, and then adding some extra stickers to complete the sentiment. (Be careful when adhering the letters, that you don’t flick the embossing paste off!)