Today’s card features papers from the Indigo Bleu collection kit by Pink Paislee and some direct to stamp colouring using distress markers. The Flamboyant stamp from Penny Black was pretty easy to colour and I did just a little blending of the colours when I coloured onto the stamp. When we went to Melbourne for Technique Overload, Tim Holtz said that you won’t contaminate your markers even if you use a dark colour first. I think you just colour off the darker colour onto a piece of scratch paper.
This is a technique that I don’t tend to use that much anymore but making these cards (I made a set of 3) reminded me that the result you get is really lovely. I was able to get a couple of images for each colouring by just re-‘huffing’ onto the stamp but bear in mind they do get lighter each time. If you had the right Christmas stamp it would be a great technique to make a bunch of cards because since there is colour and detail in the focal image, you could keep the rest of the card really simple and still have a striking result.
For people not familiar with this technique, you just colour with your markers directly onto your stamp (I have found red rubber stamps tend to work better than clear stamps) and then ‘huff’/breathe onto the stamp (the moisture in your breath re-wets the water based markers) and then you just stamp onto your paper. Another tip from Tim Hotlz was that you can check to see where you have coloured by tipping the stamp in the light and the areas that are shiny are the ones that have been coloured in (so this way you can make sure you don’t miss any areas!). The colouring directly to stamps technique only works with water based markers, ie like the distress markers. It would not work to do this with copic markers although I think there is a different technique using copic markers to get a similar result but I haven’t tried it.
Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: Bazzill card – Java, Distress Markers – Wild Honey, Scattered Straw, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss, Patterned Paper – Indigo Bleu Collection by Pink Paislee, Washi Tape – Bella Boulevard, Twine, Specialty Stamping Paper.
Happy Friday – I love Fridays still, even though I am currently a stay at home – it means it is almost the weekend. Here is another card using a background I made with alcohol inks. I cut up the background to make the tab and the background of the birdcage. I modified the chipboard birdcage by colouring the cage part with my black distress marker and then put some platinum liquid pearls over the top, smearing it around with my finger. It gives it a kind of metallic look. The beak and legs of the bird were also coloured with a wild honey distress marker, but I painted the bird with Twinkling H20s which gives it a nice shimmer. I made the tab by using a circle punch to cut the corners. The black die cut is another one from Memory Box called Delicate Vine (I am loving these dies) and the patterned papers are from Glitz Designs. I got out my sewing machine to stitch on this card and it reminded me that whenever I make the effort to sew on my cards or layouts I am always pleased that I did.
I’ll be back on Monday with another new project to share – Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: Bazzill card, Kaisercraft letter stickers, pearls, patterned papers – Glitz Designs, Twinkling H20s, Distress markers – Black and Wild Honey, Memory Maze Chipboard, ribbon, Tim Holtz tiny paper clip, Alcohol inks – Stream, Aqua, Silver Mixative, Memory Box Die – Delicate Vine.
This will just be a short post as I am still not feeling well. I got the flu over a week ago and am still not feeling 100% so I haven’t done any papercrafting lately – lots of sleeping, resting and Olympics watching. I made this card for a friend a fair while ago and won’t write down all the instructions for how I made the card but if you have questions you can always leave me a comment. This is just a quick post for today. The card features Sugar and Spice Marci from La La Land Crafts and uses papers from Glitz Designs – Pretty in Pink. The colouring was done by watercolouring using my distress markers. I am still getting the hang of this technique but I am enjoying it.
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Today’s card features the very sweet Dear Lizzie Papers and my new Telephone Marci stamp. I wanted to do something different and tried out water colouring with my distress markers. It gives a different look to my copies but I liked it all the same. I coloured her to match the papers of the Dear Lizzie papers from the 6×6 paper pad. I have also been playing with my new detailer water brush by Ranger. It has a nice fine tip so is good for doing detailed images and small areas, so I am also enjoying using that. I’ll still be keeping the old one though 🙂
Hope you had a great weekend.
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Supplies: Watercolour paper, Archival Ink – Jet Black, Distress markers, Fine detail water brush, Dear Lizzie 6×6 paper pad, Prima stamp, Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Kaisercraft flower, Prima flower, Twine, Rose ribbon, Hero Arts stamp set – Essential Messages, Copic Multiliner 0.3, Fabric tracing wheel, Spellbinders Nestabilities – Lacey Squares, Kraft Cardstock
I have had a bit more time to play with my distress markers and I am really happy with them. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my copic markers but they just do different things. You can’t really use copic markers to colour on stamps (as far as I know) but the distress markers are great for this technique. I decided to try colouring a detailed image and since I love this Bird Collage stamp I chose this one. It took me a little while to colour the stamp with the different colours but when I was ready I just ‘huffed’ on it so the moisture from my breath ‘reactivated’ the marker ink and then stamped away. This technique has been around for a long time but is one that I haven’t really done for a while. I was really happy with how the image came out. I did a little bit of watercolouring on the image by just using my fine tip water brush to carefully move a little of the colour. This is most easily seen on the leaves. I used distress ink around the edges of the image. If you are interested in finding out more about distress markers you can check out Tim Holtz demonstrating these markers at CHA at this link. He will do a much better job than me of explaining the markers and their features. There is another video of Tim demonstrating distress markers on the his website here.
I also used the marker to colour in the white paper flower pink and then spritzed with glimmer mist and this gave a really lovely flower that matched my card perfectly – Gotta love that! This worked similarly to when I have coloured flowers using distress inks and then sprayed with water or mist. I created water spots by flicking my fingers, but used my other hand to protect my image from getting water on it as I didn’t want the splatters on the image itself. If you have any questions about how I made this card please let me know.
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Supplies: Distress Markers – Worn Lipstick, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw, Antique linen, Aged Mahogony, Stamp – Hero Arts Bird Collage, Distress inks – Walnut stain, Antique linen, Brushed Corduroy, Frayed Burlap, Distress Stain – Walnut Stain (on the Prima Resist Canvas Flower), Glimmermist – Creme de Cocoa, Kaisercraft Flower, Prima Flutterbits Fairy Belle, We R Memory Keepers – Floss, White cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock – Java, Patterned Papers from Glitz Designs 6×6 Paper Pad – Pretty in Pink, Small paperclip – Tim Holtz, Corrugated heart by Jillibean Soup. Specific Tools – Distressing Tool, Tiny Attacher, Mister by Inkssentials, Fabric Tracing Wheel