Thursday, August 18, 2011

Technique Class

On Tuesday night at our Technique Class, we learned two new techniques:

Open Sea Embedded Image
To do this technique you ink up your paper(after you have stamped your background design) with Versamark with the direct to paper technique.  Cover paper with clear embossing powder and heat with your Heat Tool.  While paper is hot cover with clear embossing powder again and heat again.  Let cool.  Rub with your Embossing Buddy (awesome product that keeps the static electricity from spreading your embossing powder where you don't want it).  Ink your stamp with Veramark and stamp.  Cover the image with a dark embossing powder and heat.  The black ink I used is melted into the clear embossing.  Very cool technique.
Naturals White and Crumb Cake Card stock,  Nautical Expedition DSP ( This paper qualifies for the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Promotion )
The Open Sea (only available until 8/31/11)
Big Shot, Perfect Pennants Bigz L Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Black and Clear Embossing Powders, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Dimensionals

The next technique is a Baby Wipe Ink Pad.
Strength & Hope Butterfly Baby Wipe Technique
Fold a baby wipe in fourths and place on a plastic plate.  Starting with the darkest color of re-inker, start adding drops of it on the baby wipe in a shape similar to your stamp image.  With the second re-inker, add more drops to the wipe.  With the lightest colored re-inker, fill in all the white spaces left on the baby wipe.  Ink up the stamp using this makeshift inkpad.  I finished my demonstration and I thought, what could we do with the left over color on the inkpad?  I pulled out the glossy cardstock and we pulled the wipe over the cardstock and ended up with the above picture, too cool?
Naturals White and Glossy White Card stock
Cajun Craze,Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight Classic Re-inkers
Strength & Hope (Available until 8/31/11 only)


Dale Morin said...

Both great techniques! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jean Addis said...

Wonderful, beautiful pages. You really put your swap items to good use.

Avenue of Art said...

Debbie, great techniques for a class! Love the "left-over" use of the wipes, too! Your blog is sure named right..."Cute and Clever"! TFS
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Julie Gearinger said...

Great techniques- thanks for the inspiration!