Stationery - Chiswick

Texture that | POP Paint and foam dots on a card.

Posted on 29 Jul 2016

Welcome to another creative and informative blog post using your Chiswick stash to get creative with.
I have loads of foam dots, big, small, thin and fat, but it seems like I just can’t use them to create dimension on my projects.
I love some dimension but the dots always seem too fat or thick for me. So I have to find other clever ways to use them.
I have embossed them before to create perfectly round dot like embellishments and loved the effect.
but this time around I used them a bit differently.
This time I used my Chiswick foam dots to create a colourful background and texture on a card.
Here’s how I created this fun look…
texture cardstep 1 – Select your foam dots, POP Paint and paper piercer.
step1step 2 – Remove some of the backing paper from the dots and paint the entire piece in layer or turquoise paint.
Leave the paint to dry.
step2step 3 – Use your tonic paper piercer and remove some more backing papers from other dots and paint a layer of Flamingo POP Paint.
step3step 4 – Repeat again and paint a layer of bright pink paint as our last layer.
step 5 – Remove the last of the backing papers of the dots and sprinkle the dots and paint with clear embossing powder.
step 6 – Heat set the clear embossing powder using your Chiswick heat gun until the powder is shiny and melted.
step6Create a paint background onto a folded card using your Flamingo POP Paint.
I use a palette knife to add the paint onto the cardstock and leave it to dry thoroughly before adding my foam dot piece.
Adhere the foam dot sheet to the background. Remove some of the dots from the sheet and adhere them on top of the sheet and
on the folded card background.

Finish off your card with a stamped image, silver thread, flowers and diamante to match your colour scheme.
Use a turquoise paint pen to add some paint streaks running up and down on the foam dot background.
Products used:
POP Paint 28ml – Flamingo pp0002
Assorted 3D Foam Dots sb4440
Tim Holtz Retractable Craft Pick pct372

all these amazing products are available from your local craft store – so ask for it by name!
Until next time happy crafting.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.