Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Paper Leather and Inksheets Tutorial

Hi friends! I have a tutorial to share with you today, made for Eileen Hull's Inspiration Team. The team has been using two new great product by Sizzix this month, Inksheets and Paper Leather, both of which you have already seen on my blog, since I really like them and the fun techniques you can do with them. 

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
Today, I'll be combining Paper Leather and Inksheets, which I hadn't done before. I made a canvas using one of my favourite photos from a photo shoot we did on our recent visit to South Africa, with Alet Groenewald from Blessed Reflection Photography. I like the way Leo's hand is reaching out for mine on this photo. 

The background panels are white Paper Leather and I used Eileen's dies and embossing folders together with black Inksheets to create the patterns. Inksheets turn your wafer thin dies and embossing folders into stamps, which is so cool, and now come in many different colours. The techniques here work great for any type of project. The cards would, for instance, also look great for pocket scrapbooking.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 Start by die cutting six Recipe Cards from white Paper Leather.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
For the three alpha cards, I used the Homemade die. Use this sandwich: Extended Multipurpose Platform Tab 2, Inksheets Transfer Pad, Paper Leather (or normal paper), Inksheet with the matte side down, die facing down, Cutting Pad. Run through your Big Shot or Vagabond.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 This is the result and you can also see the Inksheets. Very cool.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
For the other three cards, I used embossing folders: Polka Dots, Sunburst, and Travel Words. You can experiment a little with the sandwich, and you'll get different results depending on the thickness of the paper you use. I wanted a grungy look and used Tab 1 on the Multipurpose Platform. If you use the platform without any of the tabs, less ink will transfer. Sandwich: Multipurpose Platform Tab 1, Cutting Pad, embossing folder with Paper Leather inside, second Cutting Pad.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
Smear Distress Inks on your craft sheet, mist with water and press the papers into the ink. Paper Leather takes ink and water beautifully.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
I also used my favourite Fringed 3-D Flower die and die cut flowers, again from white Paper Leather.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 Colour them as before, using the same inks (or different ones!).

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 When dry, stamp with an alphabet background stamp, to add texture.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 Crumble the flowers up to make them dimensional and layer together.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
I also die cut some flowers from cheese cloth and added in between some of the layers. Keep them together with a brad.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
The grey paper in the background is also Paper Leather. I glued the panels to the background and glued a piece of cheese cloth at the back. Make sure the glue is completely dry before using your sewing machine. I then glued everything to a painted canvas board.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
I love the look of these distressed patterns from the embossing folders. If you used white Inksheets instead, you get a great resist effect, since the Inksheet transfers resists the ink. For more inspiration on that technique, check out this Inksheets Resist tutorial of mine.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 Here's a close up from the transfer from the Travel Words folder.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
I also added a Quote Band from Tim Holtz.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
At first, I was only planning to use the cards as my background, but there was a little bit of space left on the grey Paper Leather sheet and it made me think of these great mosaic tiles that I bought on this trip to South Africa. I decided to use them, since they worked well with both the theme and the colours of my canvas. They are made by Earthly Mosaics. I used both glass tiles and a hand-carved tile.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
 Another two tiles, and the great pattern from the Sunbrust folder.

Layers of ink - Paper Leather and Inksheets Canvas Tutorial by Anna-Karin, with Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull.
The flowers could be used for many other types of projects, and could be turned into wearable art too, since Paper Leather is very durable.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. For more ideas on Paper Leather, check out my Fox Wall-Hanger tutorial, Autumn Matchbox, and Vibrant Mixed Media Journal Page. For inspiration on Inksheet, you can have a look at: Kraft Resist Inksheets Tag, Inksheets Tag, Learn to Pause and Falling For You.

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Don't miss all the wonderful inspiration posted by the other team members this month.

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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9 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I love the colors with the black and white. They really pop and look so fresh. And I love the cheese cloth and flowers. :)

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  2. The picture really pops on that background, great page, love it!

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  3. Fantastic work! Full of amazing ideas! love the color palette and the pic is superb! BArbara

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  4. So many great techniques and products! I love this wall hanging and the photo is beautiful, too. Those tiles look just right on it.

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  5. This one looks so great again! Fun sunny colours and all works so good together! Great make!

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  6. This caught my eye on instagram, loved the picture and all the different panels. I have been hearing about the ink sheets but seeing the effect you created with embossing folders has me excited to try it. Thank you for sharing your techniques.

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  7. Beautiful!!!!!amazing creativity

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