Thursday, July 24, 2008

Metallic Colored Pencils Part 2

Although I like the card I made yesterday, it looked nothing like what I saw demonstrated several years ago at a stamp convention. I couldn't remember what was done at the demo (my visual memory is very poor). So I went surfing the web, and over on Cloud 9 in the tips & techniques, there was a mention of what I had seen, it all started to come back, hooray! I stamped several open images onto coated card stock. In using the metallic colored pencils as a resist, the trick is to color heavily, to have lots of waxy build up.
Next, I covered all the images with black Archival ink.
Then I rubbed the card stock with a paper towel to reveal the coloring underneath. I like how these images look like carved stamps.
I trimmed the 3 images to make 3 different cards. For the first card, I trimmed a piece of one of the textured papers I colored last week, to be the background. Added a quote stamp from Wordsworth stamps, ribbon and paper flowers attached with a large brad and mounted on black card stock. For the second image, I choose this faux leather tissue paper background as it reminds me of water, perfect to set off the dragonflies.
Decided to play with some of the new Cuttlebug embossing folders to make the background for the third image. Started with a dark goldenrod card stock and ran through this folder and ran a lavender Distress pad over the raised areas.
Ran the same paper through with a different embossing folder and ran a green Distress ink over the top.

Trimmed the background, added black brads, stamped a saying, added the image and attached to black card stock.

I had fun playing with these metallic colored pencils, and have 3 more cards to use.


Artlab said...

absolutely stunning- I want to give this a try!

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, I so enjoy seeing all your latest experiments. I have a whole set of Lyra products and love them, and maybe now that you have played with the metallic ones you will too.

Rosie said...

It's always such a treat to come oiver and see your latest creations Carol - you are so adventurous with sprays, colours and embossing! I love these metallic pencils... I have a whole set and I do hope they work in the same way as yours have. I may have a play tomorrow... ;-]

Anonymous said...

VERY effective, thanks for sharing.


Rosie said...

You have received an award from me... *grins*
Couldn't help myself!

Maggi said...

Gorgeous!!!! I forgot all about this technique. I got my new CB folders while I was gone - haven't had a chance to use them yet.