Hi there Joggles Fans! Lisa here today to share my Artist Trading Blocks and Ornaments using Joggles Collage Sheets and Stencils, along with the Gel Press Plate and Ranger Distress Inks.
Distress Ink Pads: To coordinate with your Collage Sheets
Idea-ology by Tim Holtz – [TH93197] Fragments, Game Pieces or Facets
Other Supplies: Matte Medium, adhesive, Dimensionals/Pop Dots, scissors, Big Shot, basic shape dies (I used Our Daily Bread Designs Circles/Square Dies), card stock, foam brush, ribbons, gold leafing pen.
Here is my process:
Working on an Inkssentials NonStick Craft Sheet, use a foam brush to apply white gesso to the Artist Trading Block (ATB) sections. Let dry.
Smoosh Distress Ink onto Gel Press Plate directly from the pads and spritz with a Mini Mister filled with water. Place Joggles/Margaret Applin Designs Global #4 stencil over inky Gel Press Plate.
Place ATBs over the stencil and press down to pick up ink. Lift straight up, let dry, and clean stencils. Repeat with other ATB sizes/Distress Ink combinations/stencils as desired.
For added contrast, place Joggles Swirly Whirls stencil over the printed ATB and apply the same colour Distress Ink used in the Gel Press step over the stencil openings with a mini ink blending tool.
Place Joggles Flowerburst stencil over ATB. Use a foam brush to apply Ranger Texture Paste through the stencil openings. Allow to dry. Be sure to clean your stencil before the paste dries on it.
Assemble ATB using Scor-Tape. Barb has a great video on the Joggles YouTube channel demoing how to construct these artist trading blocks if you are unsure. Embellish as desired.
To embellish my ATB, I die cut images from the collage sheets using shaped dies, then layered them onto card stock, and adhered them to the ATB using dimensionals to pop them up.
You can also use images from the collage sheets with Game Pieces or Facets to create ornaments. Apply Glossy Accents to the Collage Sheet/Game piece.
Adhere Collage Sheet to game piece/facets and let dry.
Embellish as desired. I used a Gold Leafing Pen to color the edges of the game piece, and tied on ribbon.
Here are the finished ATBs and ornaments.
I hope I’ve inspired you to create art!
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