It's Cathie Allan back with a quick and fun technique that allows you to create crisp, light colored, designs over a gorgeous dark background. This is going to be one of the demos that I will be doing in Toronto at the Creativ Festival, Oct. 21, 22 &23. I love showing everyone the versatility and beauty of Clearsnap's, Fluid Chalk and pigment style of inks. I will be using my favorite "re-postioner" to create the look and you can use your favorite. Then I will be showing you a "sparkle marble" technique that you are going to love to apply to all your projects.
Begin by stamping the hibiscus available from Frog's, Whiskers Ink with deep lagoon, Fluid Chalk onto your tag and then use your stylus to apply more of this color over and around the images.
Repeat using blackberry, Fluid Chalk.
Set your tag into your favorite "re-positioner" after using a temporary adhesive to adhere it to a larger piece of scrap paper. Tape the scrap paper down well to your baseboard with a removable tape and then guiding the stamp down into the corner, stamp the flower once again onto the tag using the blackberry, Fluid Chalk.
Remove the corner "sub-positioner" and place a reverse mask around the image you just stamped. Using your Colorbox, stylus and a white foam tip apply, popcorn, Fluid Chalk as shown. Remember, although Fluid Chalk is a blend of dye and pigment inks it dries quite quickly so you do not have to heat set between layers.
Now you can put the "sub-positioner" back into the corner and re-stamp your image so the blackberry, Fluid Chalk, detail will be in all it's glory.
Remove from your baseboard and stamp the text from "Magenta" with black pigment ink and emboss with clear embossing powder. Oh, you just have to love the depth & the layers, yum!
Tags always need a ribbon and rather than hunting for the right color I simply used my deep lagoon, Fluid Chalk to change my "cafe colored" ribbon to the perfect color for my tag. Iron to heat set with a hot dry iron.
"Whoops" ... I almost forgot to share with you my "sparkle marble" technique that I shared with the wonderful ladies at "Scrapfest" in Minneapolis a few weeks ago and at both "Great Canadian Scrapbooking Carnival's" and on my personnel blog. This will also be just one of the ideas I will be showing the ladies at the "Big & Small, Let's Save Them All" event, on Vancouver Island. It is a way of achieving the look of those gorgeous sprays using Clearsnap's amazing "Smooch". All you need is a clear block, some water and any color of Smooch your creative heart desires. Place the,gold lame, "Smooch" on your block, spritz with a tiny bit of water, use you finger to displace the ink over your block and "stamp your Smooch" (I did remove my ribbon before "I stamped my Smooch" and then I replace it after I was done). I love the control I have and the "sprayed look" I achieve with out heaving my project. I love that with "Smooch" I can paint in detail, achieve watercolor looks when combined with "Top Boss" clear, create the look of "over the top" shimmer spray, gild flowers and so much more. All of this from a beautiful little bottle that I swear "Harry Potter" lives in and makes more for me with his magical wand because it lasts and lasts and lasts.
Ta, da .... done. NOW, look at the tag with your 5X7 eyes for a card or with your 12X12 eyes for a scrapbook page. Size and type of project is up to you ..... Enjoy!