Welcome to the Papercrafters Unite Against Racism Blog Hop (there is also a Video Hop and Instagram Hop for those interested)! Today, many papercrafters have dedicated their personal time to create projects that stand for anti-racism, unity, friendship and encouragement. This is an inclusive event organized by Justine Hovey to help rally behind and support people of colour during these difficult times. I hope you enjoy all the inspirational artwork along the way! Below you will find lists of all the participants in case you get lost along the way or there is a broken link somewhere. There will be no prizes for today’s hop but if you would like to make a donation for all the free content you are receiving, please consider donating to:
- Black Table Arts – organizes and brings in black artists into communities and provides creative spaces for leadership
- The Loveland Project – helps provide therapy for black women and girls
- Fair Fight – a movement to ensure free and fair elections
- Black Girls Code – a movement to increase women of colour in STEM fieldsand exposes girls to computer science and technology
- The Bail Project – mission to combat mass incarceration and reshape thepretrial system in the United States and helps reunite families.
Additional Ways to Help:
Black and White Techniques
I decided to make inspirational cards that focus on black and white cardstock to show that so many of our amazing craft supplies work beautifully on black or white cardstock. There is a small, subtle message in my interpretation of the event.
1. Distress Oxide Inks
Distress Oxide inks are a beautiful way to add colour to black cardstock, especially through a stencil!
2. Distress Sprays
Along with oxide inks, you could also use the sprays for a bit of a different look. Be sure to shake them well!
Any paste generally will work on coloured cardstock but I chose some of the Tonic Crackle Mousse since it’s quite new to me, I love the texture!
4. Perfect Pearls
Perfect Pearls are a great option as well for a beautiful metallic look – I think Perfect Pearls actually look much better on black cardstock!
5. Embossing Powder
Embossing powder that has an opaque property works amazing on any type of coloured cardstock. I love these mixed powders that have different colours in them!
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NEXT IN THE HOP: Alison Heikkila
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