Tuesday, August 4, 2015

-Liquid Applique Tutorial and Card-


Hi Everyone, This is a tutorial that I wrote about a year ago for Through the Craft Room Door magazine.  I've finally decided to post it on my blog and share. If you've always thought about using liquid applique here is an example of what to do with it.
Adding texture to a project with Liquid Applique 101
Supplies needed:
Image or Stamp- I used a My Bestie digital image called “IMG 189"

Liquid Applique- Marvy Uchida

Embossing Heat Tool


Liquid applique can be used on fabric or paper to give the image a 3D effect. I love to use it to make wool or fur. It comes in numerous different colors also. For this example I've chosen to use "White" for the sheeps wool.

I colored my image first with copic markers, leaving the sheep uncolored where I am applying the liquid Applique as the “Wool”

1. Remove the lid of the Liquid applique and make sure that it isn’t plugged up and flows freely when gently squeezed. A straight pin works well to unplug.

2. In a “dotting motion” apply the liquid applique to the sheep until completely covered . *Try to avoid your black lines of the image so that you can see where you are working.

3. Allow the liquid applique to dry (Overnight is recommended but a few hours is okay when using on paper.)

4. After dry, use your heat tool to “heat” your liquid applique and watch it puff up. Do not overheat or it will turn brown when scorched.

5. That’s it, Create your card as desired.
 Here is my finished Card

Supplies used to Create:
Digital stamp- My Besties- IMG 189-Scrapbook Stamp Society
Copic Markers- Skin E13,E11,E01, R 20
Black- N8,N6, N3
Clothing: YR00, YR02,YR04, YR07
Y00, Y02, Y04, Y08
Eyes- G21,G24
Spellbinders Circle dies
Flowers and leaves from Prima and misc...others
Bling-Studio G
DP-The Paper Studio
Ribbon-Decorative Trim from Hobby Lobby
Clear it Out Anything goes (1/3)
My Besties #16 Always Anything goes (1/3)
4 Crafty Chicks #257 Anything goes UL
Scrappers Delights #47 Anything goes
The ABC Challenge- O is for Open (Anything)
Crafts Galore Encore Anything goes is Aug. (2/3)
Glitter n Sparkle #148 Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #15 Anything goes (2/3)
Crafting from the Heart #71 Anything goes (1/3)
Craft your Passion #273 Anything goes (1/3)
I hope that you give this technique a try.


Kaija said...

Super beautiful card Deonna!
Thanks for joining us at My Besties International Challenge
Welcome again and Good Luck! Gr.Kaija DT-member

Aurora Aurelia said...

Gorgeous.. love the colours.. and that cute sheep.. love the idea.. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #15.. Hope to see you again at our next challenge .. Good luck at the draw ;)


Spyder said...

oops! I've never left it to dry! I squirt it on, hunt for my heat gun and then zap it! Great stuff!
Great card by the way!!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Gorgeous card Deonna! I love that liquid applique. It really is magic. LOL! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Love your coloring and fabulous embellishments.

I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join as a follower (if you aren't already), comment and add your link. I am already a follower of your blog.

Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the drawings. Hugs, Gloria DT


Del said...

That effect on the sheep is fantastic! Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes August Challenge and Good Luck! xx

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What an absolutely stunning card. I love all your beautiful details. Thank you for sharing and joining us at My Besties International. Hugs, Antoinette {DT}