Friday, May 13, 2011

Some Black Magic

What an insane week at work. I could really use a little bit of magic to kick me out of this mood . . . I need to get ready for the weekend. After all, Blogspot was down yesterday, so I couldn't post a thing yesterday and it was driving me crazy --Ta Da!!!!!

Love those techniques! This one is called "Black Magic", and it truly is!!

Elements of Style stamp set; Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, and Basic Black card stock; Whisper White Craft Ink; Basic Black Classic Ink; Watercolor Pencils; Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy; White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen; Basic Black 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Large Oval Punch; Stamping Dimensionals; Snail Adhesive.

All you do is begin with dark card stock, and stamp the solid image onto card stock with Whisper White Craft ink. Allow the ink to dry. You can speed up the drying time by heating the card stock with the Heat Tool. Select your colors of Watercolor Pencils and then color over the Whisper White stamped image with the Watercolor Pencils. The colors will appear to be bright against the dark surface because of the white base. Remember to press firmly but not too hard when coloring. Sharp Watercolor Pencils will work best. What I used were two greens, yellow, pink & orange.

Color large areas of the image with more than one color to create depth. Continue to color until the image is completely colored. You can always test the colors on scratch paper to help select the colors you want to use and to see how they look together.

Use the image as it is or add some magic with a White Signo Gel Pen. Add dots to the tips of the stamped image. This highlights the image and gives a real visual impact. Add dots to the tips of flowers or groups of dots on curved areas of the image. Remember to start with fewer dots and add more until it looks right to you. Allow the ink to dry.

I'm gonna be so glad to be back in the Stampin' Up! world next week and stayin' out of the Patent world. I love being in the office, but my true heart is in creating.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by -- and Happy Stampin' and Scrappin'!

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