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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Stampin Up Telford 2015 Demonstrator Event, Colouring Technique

I have used projects using the blender pen technique before, and in conjunction with White Vellum but, the difference with this project is that it does not use Heat Embossing
So this is a really simple technique you can use with just a few craft supplies.

The first thing you want is a fairly detailed stamp, flowers work really well, but there are a huge range of stamps in the current and upcoming Stampin Up Catalogues that are suitable for colouring techniques.

I have used one of the new Hostess Stamp Sets from the new Catalogue that launches 3 June ... Have I told you that before?? he he

The stamp set is called

And before the more advanced crafters rush to tell me that it looks as if these cards have been heat embossed, I can ensure you that they have not.

So how has the 'Resist' been created?

Well there are many different 'resist techniques, including wax, & heat embossing which are probably the most common.

But in these cards, it is an INK .... yes, you hear that right ... an INK resist.
To be precise, it is  stamped with White Stazon Ink and allowed to dry (which happens pretty quickly) before colouring. 

A Resist technique means you can colour over the top of the ink (or was, or embossing powder) and the ink resists taking up the pigment ink. Clever huh?
So you do not need to be super good at colouring, just reasonably neat.

In these exanples I have used the same colour cardstock to make the card blanks as the, as I have used for the ink I used to colour the flowers.
o two of the cards, I have mounted the inked side of the vellum facing, and on the other two examples, I have turned the vellum over so the inked side is facing the cardstock. The later creates a more subtle diffuse coloured effect.

All you need is:
Stamp Set
cardstock for your card base,
Whisper White Cardstock
White Vellum
White Stazon ink pad
Classic Ink Pad of your choice
Blender Pen
Stampin Trimmer
Fast Fuse Adhesive

And here they are. Just Click on the product icon below to view or order the products

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

And here is the 'How To'
Stamp your rubber stamp with White Stazon Ink (there will be instruction inside the pad telling you how to ink up the pad, but if you get stuck just contact me (see below)

Take your coloured classic Ink Pad and squish the lid hard so ink is transferred from the ink pad into the base of the 'well'
Open your ink pad
Use one end of a Blender Pen to pick up ink from the bottom of the well .... slowly slowly, catchy monkey though!
I usually start by giving a subtle wash over the stamped image and adding a little ink to the outside edge of the image too. Once you have done that, you can start building layers of colour. As a general guide, where the white stazon ink line is, the colour will need to be darker there, and you can use the blender pen to gently 'pull' the ink into the petals so you have a more natural look. It take a little practice, but the results can be stunning, you can add in a couple of greens for the stems (one darker than the other) and another for the centre of the flower, but it is not essential whilst you home your technique. This technque can be as effective as Copic Pens but with less outlay!

I finished the card using either a little Incolour Lace Trim or White Jute Ribbon,
Stamped the sentiment using Tip Top Taupe Ink, onto Whisper White Cardstock that I trimmed to size and created Banner Ends using the Triple Banner Punch.

There is one other sneaky peek in here too ... can you see the fine coiled gold thread on the cards?
Yup ... that a newbie too, the metalic thread will be available in Gold and Silver ... and it is really fine wo will be perfect for those metalic embellishments that are so on trend right now.

How am I doing with building the tension and excitement for the forthcoming Annual Catalogue?? Pretty well I hope?

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& The Weekly Deals

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