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Tutorial of the Month: June


The lovely Pauline Orr has been chosen as July’s Tutorial of the Month. She has used so many fabulous elements and shows you how to get hands on with your gilding wax and Spectrum Noir aquablends. Plus..she used a lovely, imaginative way to use your Die’sire lantern dies!

Crafter's Companion Tutorial of the Month: July

Crafter’s Companion products used:

Hammered Cardstock White Teal Centura Pearl A4 Cardstock Sheena Douglass' Stamping Card300GSM Matt Black Cardstock





A4 Black Centura Pearl CardTag Dies from Crafter's Companion Chinese Lantern Die Gilding Wax - Empire Gold





Collall Tacky GlueCOLLAL glue for all purposes80ml Tube of Collall SiliconePebeo White Gesso





Rock Star Stamp from Sara Signature Just for MenSheena Douglass Stamp - Magnolia BlossomWatercolour card 15 packsSpectrum Noir Aquablend Pencils
















Other supplies:

Embossing folder from Sheena Douglass oriental collection


Step 1:
Make card blank from hammered white card. Cut and prepare card layer mats..

July Tutorial of the Month step 1

Step 2:
Cut out the lantern embellishments in Teal and draw around the dies on mat black card to get a base to attach them too.. I coloured the mat black with empire gold pebeo gilding wax.

cut dies step 2 july tutorial

Step 3:
Next on 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 mat black card layer slap on some gesso (not perfect and not to the edge) when it’s dry.. Edge with gilding wax ..

Step 3 tutorial of the month July

Step 4:
Put it in the embossing folder, I used the debossed side (you can use either depends on preference .. Or pot luck lol.. both ways work.. The embossed side could be sanded back or enhanced with dragging lightly a black ink pad across it to highlight) ..I went over my gesso with more gilding wax after I debossed it.. I distressed the edges with a distressing tool.

Step 4 Tutorial of the Month July

Step 5:
I stamped out my magnolia image on water colour card and coloured with spectrum noir pencils, I cut it out and attached it with 3D glue gel along with the lanterns..

July Tutorial of the Month

Final Card:
Here is the finished card assembled with a sentiment from Sara Davies and some twine..

Crafter's Companion Tutorial of the Month: July

Top Tip:
Have fun with gesso and the different effects you can get with the opposite sides of embossing folders..

Thank you so much Pauline! x

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