Saturday, October 19, 2013

My Take On Pasted Dylusions Halloween Cards

The Pasted Dylusions technique is in this month's Technique Junkies Newsletter. The only problem is although the technique looks like it would be a fun one I don't own any Dylusions ink spray. The technique also uses metallic embossing paste. I don't own that either. As much as perhaps I would love to buy these products my goal for this year has been to use what I have already on hand. O.K I will confess I've been seriously looking at knitting looms but this is something my grandchildren could have fun with also. This is my take on the technique.

I have no idea where this pumpkin image came from but I saw it on my computer and thought it would be fun to make a card with it. I did a print and cut and then made a copy of the cutting lines to make my card stock stencil.  It printed a weird color so I used chalk on it and then used Mandarin Orange  Perfect Pearl. You can't really see the shimmer in the photo. 

I have moulding gel but it dries clear and wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I bought it. However, I decided to see if I could mix some acrylic paint in it. With a plastic card I applied the gel mixture. I made a couple of goofs with the gel but a couple of print and cut images covered those up. By the way have I told you I love my Cameo and what I can do with my machine. It amazes me how nicely small embellishments cut out. Using the Studio software I detached the witch spider from her web.

Once I discovered that the gel worked I went ahead and sprayed my card stock with a couple of Mister Huey color mists. I love how it turned out.. When the card stock was dry I went and used my gel mixture with the stencil again. When mixed with acrylic paint the gel mixture takes longer to dry so I could use my card stock stencil. When I had tried with just the gel previously the card stock stencil had stuck. :-(

These are the last of the Halloween cards that I need. Don't know what I will do next. I'm thinking of collecting some leaves and making a leaf print background for a card. I also want to try a couple of cards I saw in a book.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving comments. Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. I know of no one but yourself that can come up with the coolest solutions to not having a particular product on hand. Kudos to you. This turned out beautifully!

  2. I second Beths comment. As I have said before, you are such an adventurous soul and I love how your card turned out.
    We both love our Cameo but you sure do some pretty cool stuff with yours. I hope to be able to do that someday. :)

  3. this is really great and i'm inspired how you improvised with the products you have on hand. i also am sometimes stymied when i want to try a TJ technique and don't have the products. so thanks for showing how you did it! happy week to you. xo

  4. Fab card Myoriah. Congrats.

  5. You're so clever you improvise is just mind boggling I wouldn't know where to start...well done...!!


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