' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Rock Paper (No scissors)

Sunday 30 March 2014

Rock Paper (No scissors)

The Craft Barn Quote challenge this week is Flower and/or Travel. I went with the latter and intended  to use Rock Paper (yes you read correctly rock paper, paper made from rocks!). This is a paper designed with inkjet printing in mind but I saw someone trying out several mediums with it in a YouTube video. The brand looked different so I couldn't be sure I would get the same results, but I was curious to try... The quote is by Voltaire "Wherever my travels may lead, paradise is where I am", awfully optimist...

I tried watercolours first, in this case I used Neocolor crayons, and applied water with a brush, the wet paint dripped slightly when I stood up the card to produce an interesting effect. The paper doesn't absorb water like standard card does but does not damage it either.
I stamped my world map with Versafine black and painted the countries with a small brush and Neocolors. Further images were stamped with glue and I applied foils in several colours for metallic touches.

I penned the quote in silver gel pen and created shadows with a black pen.

I tried water based and alcohol based markers on this surface and the paper absorbed the ink so fast any blending was impossible. Curiously, I was able, by brushing vigorously, to shift and blend the Faber Castell PITT pen (India ink).
I also tried pastels but they just glided on the surface.
I had fun and discovered interesting properties about this paper that might come in handy...

A quick look at the shine :
I am also entering my page in the Pan Pastel UK challenge.

Thanks for coming by,


  1. This is very creative, and from someone who loves to travel, I appreciate the quote!

  2. Une carte originale, et un bel essai encore que tu nous fais partager, merci. Je ne connaissais pas ce papier avant, je n'en ai jamais vu ni entendu parler... Bonne semaine, bises

  3. Never heart of rock paper before. You've created something wonderful.

  4. This is lovely! Thanks for joining us in our Metallic challenge at http://panpasteluk.blogspot.co.uk/

  5. Great design - love the shimmer and that quote is so true!

  6. Ooooh! I like this! Gorgeous entry! Rock paper, you said? Simply beautiful!

  7. I certainly learned something new with this entry. I've never heard of rock paper before, but I was delighted that you gave it so many chances to accept different media. And of course, the final result was stunning. BTW, I love that world stamp. It is AWESOME.

  8. Stunning design and shape! A beautiful and very true quote, love what you have created here :-)

  9. Lovely quote and great design, rock paper is a new one on me too!
    Thank you for your lovely comments

  10. Super piece, love the shine. BJ

  11. Love your title, C. I agree with your feelings about the quote! Ha! I love what happened with the watercolors for your BG. How cool it all looks the way you photoed so we could see! Fun a pretty too!

  12. This is beautiful, thank you so much for linking up over at Pan Pastel UK.
    Tracy xoxo

  13. Great work, I've not heard of rock paper either! xx

  14. Wonderful card, not heard of rock paper either. Great use of the different mediums and info on how they worked with the paper.

    Sylv xx