Sunday, June 8, 2008

Stamping with Lumiere (You can tint it! Slick huh?)



Mixin' Lumiere up & paintin' it on is almost as fun as finger painting! :0)

For anyone, who may not be familiar with it, Lumiere is an acrylic paint that has pearl tones. It used to be sold by Stampin' up, but they retired it along with Pearl ex (the powdered pigment that you can add to Lumiere.) Both are made by Jacquard.

Of course--since you can paint & stamp with acrylic paints--you can paint & stamp with this loverly schtuff...



You can turn a block stamp into a line image by cutting it out. It's like havin' a whole new stamp-woohoo! :0)

To paint with Lumiere:

I started out with an embossed image (so that the dark outlines wouldn't be obscured by the lumiere.)
If you wipe it off right away it won't obscure the lines--if you forget like me--because it's embossed--it lets you scrape the Lumiere off afterwards (gently with your fingernail ) :0)
  • Paint a coat of lumiere allover blooms & branch
  • Add a layer of reinker wash over top--as though water colouring (shading etc... the way you like to) This is a mix of Basic Gray & Black craft ink and water. The Black craft gives a purpley hue, kinda neat.
  • Add another Lumiere layer--if you want to tone it down at all
  • Optional texturing: when it's almost dry, you can use a dead ballpoint pen, or a glaze/glitter pen to dry emboss a pattern into it:



To Stamp with Lumiere:




Lumiere mixes beautifully with reinkers/ink refills.

Who knew?--probably some of you gals/guys, but not me! ;0) (This is Pearl White Lumiere; there are colours as well).



You can just keep adding reinker in stages until you have a colour you like. This is Basic Grey Reinker




Paint your Lumiere mix onto a stamp (or just plain Lumiere).

This is a Fancy pants stamp (From the garden set) It's honkin' BIG (6x6") & I was so happy to learn from Emily that I could use the cuttlebug adapter cutting plate as a block to stamp it with. (YAY!) wee Tip: As with any acrylic, you'll wanna wash your brush n stuff fairly quickly so it doesn't harden. (This has to be the most fun medium to clean up ever made, though; the tiny sparkles swirling in water are mesmerizing!)



For a tidier (more even) look with a thin coat or fine detail, you can mix your lumiere & ink on a plate/acrylic block & then brayer it onto your stamp.
(I found I had to work way quicker as it was thin, so it dried quicker, but you get a nice application)




Then just stamp it. Love how you can see right through, hey? :0)

Be sure to clean your stamp right away,
so that the lumiere paint does not dry on it.



A dry brush technique is a great way to fill any areas that were missed in stamping. You can leave as much or as little of your Lumiere mix on the brush as you'd like. I try to work in little dots so it doesn't look too different from the stamping.



Lumiere is nice & wet, so you can emboss it.

Of course, if you powder it right away, you'll get lots on there (but you can wait a bit and get a distressed embossing kinda look 'cause less embossing powder will stick.) This is just clear embossing powder.




...and that's it...



Other Card details:

Stamps: illumination definition text stamp from Above the Mark stamps The text is stamped on Basic Grey in white craft ink (stamped off 2x to pale it a bit); Flourish from In the Garden by Fancy Pants, (Sorry, I've no idea where the magnolia stamp is from. If you know, I'd love to hear!) "love" sentiment from Noteworthy
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Black, Perfect Plum (main card), Naturals white (round tab)
Accessories: embroidery thread (Pewter gray 457), Hodge podge hardware styled silver circle (tag & brads), Strip cut from 7gypsies gaffer tape Le Monde (tinted with Black Stazon to reduce contrast of white text), Black marker to distress edge of Plum card.

Thank you all so much for bein' you! It warms my heart to know you're all out there making art!
(and I really need heartwarmin' today, it's chilly-rainy here in Coquitlam!)


32 comments:

Annapurna said...

There are lots of things I like about this card. If I keep listing, it will be the longest comment. So let me just say, you are brilliant!

Dizzy Broad said...

OMG!!! You never cease to amaze!! Rock on!

Sue said...

I have Lumiere in my stash and have never used it! Will have to dig it out and give it a try...your card is amazing!

Maria said...

I love Lumiere! I actually love all the Jacquard paints. . .I buy them in sampler sets and they are so reasonably priced.

Wow, your painted images are absolutely stunning!! The flower is so pretty! I love the shimmery effect. . .GORGEOUS!!

Maria

Peggy Maier said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for another great tutorial!

Godelieve said...

Wow, this looks really great! Love the shimmer...

Kim Etherington said...

I love that corner stamp of yours. That lumiere has a cool look to it. Very nice card!!!

kawaii crafter said...

Great tutorial. Your card is absolutely beautiful, it's like a work of art.

Penny said...

Amazing card!! I totally adore it. The shimmer is just like real silver.

Janine said...

Just beautiful Mel!!! I have a few colors in Lumiere so will have to give this a go.
Thanks again. Magnificent stuff!!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous and what a great share on Lumiere!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Amazingly beautiful! The flowers are wonderful, I've never heard of Lumiere, I was expecting to see the French Candle guy (Beauty & the Beast)
I'd be glad to send some heat your way.. Here in Southern Ontario it's a sweltering 40ish with the humidex. I'm off to the basement where it's much cooler ... temperature and stamp activity hehe.
You're creation is amazing!
Beth Greco

Lorraine said...

How wonderful is this, dying to have a go, you amazing lady you.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

This has "WOW" written all over it and is absolutely gorgeous, Mel! I've never worked with Lumiere before, guess I'm gonna have to make a trip to HL and pick some up! Thanks for enabling my habit *giggle*.

patty w said...

That is so pretty...almost looks like mother of pearl!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

AMAZING! You are truly amazing! This is absolutely gorgeous! I think if I could go to any stamper's house to play, you would be the TOP of my list!!

Allison said...

Gorgeous...I have never used this stuff...now I have something to buy at Mike's next time I have a coupon!

CharityHand said...

This is stunning! Thanks for posting. I suffer from idea overload every time I visit your blog. LOL

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card Mel! I haven't played with my Lumiere in so long. You always remind me of long forgotten stampin' toys. I LOVE it!

Tonniece said...

Thanks so much, this is great info Mel. And lovein this card, it's stunning.
As for it being chilly there, I'll send you all the warmth you can handle. It's 41C (Humidex) here in Ontario, so help yourself to the warmth.

Anonymous said...

M - how astoundingly beautiful!
I have to admit, my favorite thing to do with Lumieres doesn't look a thing like that! Still, it is a useful trick - I paint it onto release paper in about 3 or 4 layers and peel it off and use it as metallic paper. If you are careful, it accepts ink nicely and you can glue it without too much trouble. After all, it is plastic!
Thanks for sharing all of your hard work-
Zanne

Libby Hickson said...

This is sooooo gorgeous! I'm drooling all over my monitor...

~Michelle~ said...

very awesome....love your card....and your pen embossing....great idea!!!

Stamps meet INK! said...

man! not *ONLY* do you find so many COOL things to show us, but to take pictures along the way!?!

you SERIOUSLY ROCK!

Kimberly said...

Holy cow! this is just beautiful-beyond beautiful! thank you for sharing this and your work!!

Julia Stainton said...

Wow! Incredibly stunning! Love it!!!

cpeep said...

I like the mother-of-pearl effect it gives to the leaves.

Carol

Kelli said...

wow, that Lumiere stuff looks amazing! I may have to hunt some down!

Deb said...

This is gorgeous as is the rest of your blog, thanks for sharing soooo much information!

Artist Anika said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for showing us how it is done!

Elizabeth said...

DANG! This is the bomb!! Gorgeous! Thanks for showing how to re-create! Elizabeth

Barb said...

Hi Mel, I have just been told about your blog and am gobsmacked at all the fabulous works of art. This Lumiere card is stunning!!Thank you also for the fabulous tutorials and tips etc.
cheers Barb