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Video: Wishing You Peace and Harmony with the Paper Layering Koi

Feb 20, 2017 Hero Arts Info

Good morning! Jess here to share an interactive slider card using the new Paper Layering Koi, the watercolor dot palette, and the Nesting Circle Infinity dies!

Wishing You Peace and Harmony by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero ArtsI made a video tutorial showing how I created this card.  If you’re having a problem viewing the video, please try watching it HERE on our YouTube channel!

To start I die-cut the Paper Layering Koi from watercolor paper. Then I used a damp paintbrush to pull paint from the dot palette and watercolored the koi. The colors are gorgeous and they blend beautifully! Once it dried completely I popped up the scales and lightly curled the fins and tail of the fish for a little extra dimension.

Wishing You Peace and Harmony by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero ArtsNext I worked on the background. I smooshed Salty Ocean Distress ink onto a craft mat and painted a soft wash of blue across a piece of watercolor paper. I used clean water to blend out and soften the edges and then painted thin lines using the edge of a barely damp paintbrush to create ripples in the water. I added splatters of water and metallic gold paint to create bubbles in the water and then let it dry completely. Once it dried I stamped the sentiment from Color Layering Koi with Versamark and heat-embossed it with gold embossing powder.

Then it was time to create my interactive element! I created sliders by die-cutting the 2nd smallest circles 4 times from the Nesting Circle Infinity dies and adhered them together with foam mounting dots. I used the 4th and 6th largest circle dies to cut a circle from the background panel and then adhered that circle to a piece of white cardstock cut slightly smaller than a standard A2 (4.25″x5.5″) panel. Next I used a double layer of foam mounting tape to attach the inside of the circle and the outer frame to the white cardstock. I added a little adhesive to the top of each slider and then tucked them into the track created by the circle frame. Finally I adhered my koi to the top of the slider dots and adhered the panel to a standard A2 card base. It might be a little confusing to follow the directions so hopefully the video will be more helpful!

Wishing You Peace and Harmony by Jessica Frost-Ballas for Hero ArtsThanks so much for visiting today and I hope you have a fabulous day!  Happy crafting! :)


2 Responses



May 25, 2019

Thank you—this the prettiest of the koi cards I have seen, and a wonderful tutorial for best results with that gorgeous die!



September 15, 2017

I love this card! Sliders are so much fun. The Koi looks awesome. I am in love with this die.

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