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Sheena Douglass Alchemy Inspiration


We’re so excited that Sheena has just launched her brand new Perfect Partners range- Alchemy. We thought we’d provide you with a little inspiration to get you started with your new craft goodies.

If you want to recreate this amazing card by Sammy Thompson, keep reading!


Alchemy Products you’ll need to create this project:

Steps to create this project

Step 1

image1Firstly, using 2 pieces of Black A4 Matt card score on the short sides at 3/4 inch and 1 1/2 inches on both ends of each card. Then on one piece only use a large rectangle die (or just cut an aperture with a craft knife and ruler) within the centre two score lines leaving an even boarder.

Step 2

image2Next using a dry flat wide brush and white gesso, take off the excess paint with some paper towel and lightly brush the gesso over the whole of the outside of both pieces of black card in a horizontal direction giving it a chalkboard effect.

Step 3

image3Then measure a piece of Sheena stamping card to fit the panel between the two score lines on the non cut back panel.  Stamp the image of the professor slightly to the left and multiple words and phrases to the right in versafine onyx black ink.  Use Pebeo drawing gum to mask the image of the professor and leave to dry.

Step 4

image4Mean while, die cut several test tubes, herbs, the Bunsen burner, magnifier, book stack, rack, and a few bottles and light bulbs from Sheena card too. Once cut, stamp them the Sheena way by anchoring your stamp to the glass mat and inking up and placing your die cut one part at a time onto the stamp to get a perfect impression. Using the sparkle pens colour up your die cuts in colours to match your theme.

Step 5


Next choosing about 8 different colours of brushos, I just sprinkled lightly over the whole professor image and spritzed with water and dabbed excess runs away till I was happy with the results. Once dry, I rubbed away the drawing gum and coloured the professor in contrasting dull colours then just edged the whole piece in black soot distress ink.

Step 6

image6Stick this piece to the back panel and crease the score lines on both black card pieces. Use red liner tape and tacky glue on the two outer tabs and stick together to form the diorama card. All that’s left to do is to arrange your cuts on the front panel and glue in place with Collall 3D glue gel and allow to dry.

Here’s a reminder of Sheena’s Weekend WOW show times!

Sheena alchemist

And don’t forget, you can now buy the Alchemy range here!

Happy Crafting,

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