Tuesday, March 06, 2012

May Arts Burlap String Tutorial

Good Tuesday  Morning!!!

We are up and at 'em bright and early today. A few things I wanted to share with you.

First...Core'dinations and Imaginisce have teamed up this week for a blog swap. Make sure you head over to the Core blog and FB page for chances to win and be inspired.

AND the Sweet Stamp Shop has it's FIRST challenge up! Check it out here. Do you have a sweet tooth????


And here is a card I created using a recent Cocoa Daisy kit for the May Arts blog....




And I wanted to share with you a tutorial I did for May Arts using their burlap string. LOVE this stuff! OH! and make sure you head over to their blog today they are doing a giveaway!!!!

For this project you will need your basic supplies, some May Arts Burlap String and Luminartes H2O water colors. So many times we think of dying our ribbon to make it that unique color we are looking for in that special project but today we are going to actually add color to Burlap String.


You want to make sure you are using a neutral color like we are doing here today. Start by mixing just a tiny bit of water with your H2O water colors. You want the mixture to be thicker, almost paint-like. This is going to get you the most intense color.


Begin spreading it on your burlap string with the paint brush.
You can cover the entire piece of string or just parts of it like I did here. Since we are only using a little bit of water you will need to move quickly or just add another drop of water.



Tie on your project and you are good to go!  It doesn't take long to dry at all. I love this pre-printed sentiment that you get from Cocoa Daisy …it was perfect for a quick and easy card to say hello to a friend. 
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5 comments:

Mara Campbell said...

What a fun technique painting the burlap. I'm going to have to try that. Great card, too!!

Melonie said...

Great card Ellen!!

Connie Mercer said...

great card Ellen~I love Luminarts too!!!Use them for every thing!!! The paper you used on the card is awesome, look so vintage!!! Thanks for the visit today:):)

Andrea Amu said...

Awesome idea with the burlap string, Ellen! Looks fab... and I love your card with such fabulous floral paper and embossing! Great stuff!

Rebecca said...

that card is gorgeous and the died burlap looks amazing!