Sunday, October 20, 2013

Smooched with Liquid Applique

Well, I thought I was behind before...ha!  I have now slipped even further behind on my blogging.  The good news is that I have lots of material to share :)  Like this mini tutorial on Liquid Applique.  I have been trying to use up what I have in my stash, in part because it makes me feel good and also because I basically have a nonexistent craft budget at the moment ;)  So let's just say we are playing a's called "Crash That Stash"..ok, not the most creative name...but, at least it rhymes :)

Card:  Michaels
Patterned Paper:  Flair Designs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Stamps:  Paper Smooches
Twine:  Queen & Co.
Other:  Liquid Applique (Marvy); Heat Gun (SU)

Close Up Shot:  Doesn't it look like little marshmallows?  Sooo cute!  If you want to make them a little burned (like a campfire look), just hold the heat gun over it longer.  Wanna know how I know this?  Hee hee!

Paper Piecing and Liquid Applique Tutorial:
Choose your patterned paper and position your stamp to pick up the part of the pattern you desire.  Here I wanted the polka dots for the band of my latte mug. 

Cut out the part of your image you are working on with micro tip scissors.  I also did this for the body of the mug as well.

Next stamp your image you want to piece onto your card base.

Adhere your patterned pieces in place over your stamped image.  I love adding a few layers for ultimate dimension.  

Grab your Liquid Applique, your heat resistant craft mat (I use one from Ranger) and your heat gun tool.

Start adding your liquid applique neatly within the stamped lines of your image.  You'll notice it ends up as a glossy finish.

This is what my image looked like when I had the foam of the image covered in the liquid applique.

Start to heat set the liquid applique.  Make sure to move the heat gun around and not allow it to stay on one section for too long.  You can actually start to burn the liquid applique.  A neat look for roasted marshmallows as I mentioned above.  Not so much for hot chocolate or a latte though :)

I love to watch the process'll notice it start to ripple.  You want to continue heating it until it becomes textured and the smoothness is gone.

The process is complete when the liquid applique has "risen" into a dimensional is that for a description?  Lol!

Liquid Applique comes in an array of colors and is a lot of fun to use when adding texture to your projects and cards.  You can also use the white for snow and fur trimming for winter hats or Santa's outfit.  The black makes an excellent asphalt road, fur to your spiders and exhaust for your cars and rockets.  Very easy to use and lots of fun to play with :)

Hope you have a great week!


Sara I. said...

This is uber adorable! Lovin' your marshmallows and the kraft!!

Donna Hanley said...

Pryn, I've missed you but then again I was MIA for quite a long time myself. This is adorable and I love the look with the Liquid Applique. I'll have to try that. Great tutorial, thanks for that. I just love seeing you post. I wish you a great fall season. I think of you often. Hugs,Donna

Penny said...

I love Liquid Applique! But have only used the white--I'll have to get some black, too!
Love your sweet CAS card--just the cutest little paper-pieced cup, and the texture does look like marshmallows! :^)
BTW, your nails look so pretty!
Hugs, Penny

Patricia said...

WAOUH !!! genious product ! and beautiful card !

Colleen Holmes said...

Wanted you to know I miss you!! Love the tutorial. Hugz and happy holidays sweetie!

Amber Holder said...

I know you posted this a long time ago, but I just found it and had to tell you how cute it is. I just love the detail that the Liquid Applique gave this project. Thanks for sharing how it was done :)

Have a fabulous and crafty day!
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