Monday, January 1, 2018

CAS Mix Up Cling Wrap January 2018

We are starting out the New Year with Loll's Gorgeous new "Splash" Badge!

I am hosting our CAS Mix Up Cling Wrap + Stamping + Your Choice.

Cling (Plastic) Wrap is the magic ingredient for creating interesting mixed media backgrounds
using any wet medium: acrylics, watercolors, pigment powders, alcohol inks, dye inks, etcs.
Your backgrounds can be used with die cuts, stamping,etc.
Remember, must be Clean and Simple designs.

 We would love to have you join our 1st 2018 Challenge.
Be sure and check out all the fabulous samples by our DT and creative Guest Designer, Christine (It's a card days night).

Here is my card using Stamping + Cling Wrap Technique with Brushos + Die Cuts.

I have a stack of 9 Cling Wrap Backgrounds using different watercolor and paper products.  Here are the 2 Brushos on Strathmore Bristol Paper that I used for my die cut flower.

I used this 1st  background that was mostly green Brushos to die cut the entire
flowers and leaves image.

I used this 2nd background using greens and blue Brushos to die cut just the flowers.

I still have leftover pieces for a future project.  I used our GD Christine's technique to wipe off
some of the ink with baby wipes to get the colors brighter.
Worked Great!  Thank you, Christine.

We have several You Tube videos for you if you need help with the Cling Wrap Technique.

I sprinkled Brushos onto my Bristol paper and spritzed liberally with water.
Then placed a Cling Wrap piece (larger than paper) over the wet Brushos and
scrunched the wrap.  The hard part..waiting for the ink under the wrap to dry.
Be patient..even over night is not a bad idea.

When dry remove the Cling Wrap and admire your background.
You will see several different ways to use your backgrounds by our DT and GD.

After die cutting my MB Vignette Floral Branch once with each background I attached to
my die cut PB Vintage Frame using SU Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The flowers have 2 layers.  The green layer and then the blue petals.

Placed layer in MISTI and stamped my SSS Thoughtful Messages sentiment
with Archival Black Ink.  Added my rhinestones, sequins and
popped up using fun foam. Then added main image to SU Thick Whisper White card base. 

You have until the 24th to play along at CAS Mix Up.  I am looking forward to seeing your
creative Cling Wrap CAS designs:-) Be sure and check out our DT and GD's samples.

I am adding to CAS Watercolour January Challenge: CAS Watercoloring: Birthday.

SSS Blog Monday Challenge: Something technique and sentiment set.

Stamps: SSS Thoughtful Messages sentiment.
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White CS.  Strathmore Bristol.
Inks: Brushos.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: Memory Box Vignette Floral Branch Die. Penny Black Vintage Frames. SU Sequins (ret) and rhinestones. SU Fine Tip Glue Pen. fun foam.Wink of Stella of flowers


  1. Your cling wrap flower is so beautiful Nancy! Love how you've used two of the sheets to get your leaves and then blossom colours. Great CAS deisgn ... love those border dies and need to get them for myself!! Happy New Year, my dear friend! xx

  2. You created 2 lovely sheets using this technique Nancy - so many more projects to come! Your die cut stems and blooms look so pretty - love the wonky edge of your background panel! A fun challenge for us this month! Happy New Year! Julia xx

  3. Love this challenge and so happy to be GD at CAS Mix up.
    Your backgrounds a amazing and such a great way to add texture to your flowers. Gorgeous card Nancy.
    Happy New Year and happy stamping in 2018 :)

    1. Your GD card is Stunning, Christine. I can't wait to see more of your cling wrap beauties. Hugs..

  4. You've made such pretty flowers from the gorgeous cling wrap backgrounds, Nancy! I love the cling wrap texture/pattern and the blue/green colors - looking amazing against the white panel! I've been wanting to try this technique, and I'm so glad you're hosting it! Happy creative new year, my dear friend! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you Hideko. I sure hope you get a chance to play my friend. New techniques are so fun. Hugs..

  5. Wow this is gorgeous, Nancy! Love that frame and I never seem to use it as beautifully as you do. This technique is so fun to do. You do get outstanding results with this. Since I just tried it, I'm SO anxious to do more of them. Never thought to use it for die cuts though.

    1. I can't wait Nancy to see what you design with your backgrounds. Thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs

  6. I love the idea of making wonderful backgrounds and then using them to die cut your flowers and leaves Nancy, and such pretty variation of tone using those beautiful Brusho colours. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. x

  7. Beautiful flowers, Nancy! This is such a fun technique! Thanks for hosting!

  8. Beautiful Nancy!
    I have never tried this before... the new year might be just the time to try something new!

  9. Almost seems a shame to cut those gorgeous backgrounds Nancy! They made a gorgeous floral design though. Love the little heart sequin too, Cathy x

  10. Stunning backgrounds you've achieved with this technique and such a pretty card you have made with them. Gorgeous card and so unique...Happy New Year Nancy x

  11. Another fun background technique that looks so pretty with your die cuts! The crisp black sentiment pops beautifully, and love the sequins. Happy new year friend!

    1. We will have to try this technique together my friend. Hugs..

  12. So glad you chose cling wrap for your challenge, Nancy! I'm really enjoying seeing all the DT cards, and will enjoy all the entries. Your flowers are stunning - love the way you used the two different pieces for the leaves and flowers. Also love the echoing of the colours in the sequins and then the final embellishment of the tiny gold heart!

  13. Nancy, this is so pretty with your lovely blue flowers.

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card, Nancy! I love the effects of Brushos and your color palette on both panels are just beautiful with your elegant design! Can't wait to play along :)

  15. Beautiful precision die cutting Nancy. I was wondering how you created that effect. The Brushos colours are very rich and I adore the results. Beautiful card Nancy.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with love and health. Warm hugs, Joanna xx

  16. I do like this one very much. Must go back to read about the baby wipe to brighten the colors. Must have missed that. It's a perfect die set to show off the technique, and you've created such a pretty birthday card too. TFS & Hugs

  17. Oh Nancy I just love your cling wrap pieces, and that you used them with your dies, your card is lovely


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