We are now half way through the alphabet in our ABC's of Technique ATC Swaps on ArtVentures. Cut up the multi-layered metallic marker backgrounds I made earlier into ATC sized cards. Stamped stars with midnight blue StazOn ink.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
After applying lots of silver Brilliance Ink through a stencil in another project:soap backgrounds I'd made earlier to add more depth to them.
make your own specialty gel technique. This meant the stencil was only applied to part of the card, and only picked up the silver ink on the raised areas of the watercolor paper. Fun!
I received these gorgeous backgrounds from Pea. We are in another Sudoku ATC swap (a progressive ATC swap). This time there are 8 players. It will be interesting!
Finally bought a melting pot, a wanted to see if these metallic moon embellishments would be easier in the melting pot, than doing in three layers over embossing ink and melting with a heat tool as seen in this post.
Stamped moon image on mat board and cut out. Added a masking tape flap to have something to hold with the tweezers to pick up in the melting pot.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
This is a great technique to add some interesting texture to backgrounds, from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.
Sponge on inks to card stock as desired.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
This versatile technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter is different from the Brayered Mesh technique.
Tape piece of plastic mesh (from a produce bag) to a craft sheet or scrap paper on three sides, keeping mesh taut. Slip card stock under the mesh and tape fourth side.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Fun technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.
Stamp an image on water color paper and cover with black embossing powder and heat set. It's recommended to use images with open areas.
Friday, March 23, 2012
On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop " This week we're looking at the section "Rubbing Alcohol". This is the same technique as the alcohol dissolve on acrylic technique.I was able to do this technique a few years ago, but had trouble this time. Even though I used 70% rubbing alcohol last time, I got no results this time. So I purchased 91% rubbing alcohol (the strongest concentration I could find).
I re read the book, the authors state that the effect of this technique is more dramatic on a slick surface than on a porous one. Now I see, last time I did the technique on a gesso primed canvas. This time I used watercolor paper. That explains it. (I'm better at looking at pictures than reading all the instructions)
If desired, paint surface first with acrylic paint and let dry (I used marigold acrylic paint). Use a thin coat of diluted paint or liquid acrylic over the surface:
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I'm having fun trying lots of "M" techniques from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.
Pour some alcohol blending solution on a non stick craft sheet. Drop on 2-3 colors of coordinating alcohol inks, try to keep separate. Add a few drops of metallic mixative (discovered my copper no longer works, so added some gold metallic fixative).
On Roll sponge brayer through the inks to pick up colors (you sponge will be permanently colored, but once dry shouldn't transfer these colors to future projects).
Not part of this technique, but decided to make some gold spots on the craft sheet with a metallic marker.
This month at stamp club, we're to make pet related cards. I decided to use the technique of adding color by embossing the ink into the paper with an embossing folder. In the side of the embossing folder you want to be the debased image.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Another technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.
Stamp an open image with permanent black ink on glossy card stock.