Here are those gesso-ed Ambrosia butterflies flyin' around. ;O) I've got more details on this gate-fold card to post, but I can't seem to get any decent photos lately. The days are rainy & dark so the light is meh. (Plus, I am up all night asleep in the day--I'm secretly a stampire: otherwise known as an embossfaratu Muhahaha!) You'd think with my sensitivity to sunlight that I'd have a good photo set up by now, but nope; it's the bane of my blogging existence, Argh! lol. I'm also tryin' to break posts up into more readable lengths.
Anywho, here's somethin' fun you might like to sink your teeth into:
It's a technique that's a combo of magic pattern & silhouette stamping (with outline stamps--just stamp in black & colour them in black.) :O) It's nifty to watch the patterns appear when you add the black marker to the embossed areas. (Reminds me of those old colouring books where you just add water & colours show up.)
An outline stamp (I've used Victorian Rose Single)
Paper (this is the red from Basic Grey's Ambrosia)
Stazon (or other waterproof ink) black or coloured
Background stamp (this one is Stampin Up Paisley background)
Clear embossing powder
Black marker (or colour)
For optional embellishing:
Black permanent marker
Other designer papers (I've used the butterflies & the white paper (for the rose) from Basic Grey's Ambrosia)
Foam mounting tape (for dimension)
Emroidery thread (with paper piercer & needle)
Gesso to make butterflies stronger for cutting: tutorial here.
Copic Markers: (here: Lipstick Red R29, Warm Grey #1 w1, & Putty YG91.
(Copics are on sale here 20% off if you'd like some.)
- Step 1) Stamp image in Stazon
- Step 2) Stamp over image with background & clear emboss it.
- Step 3) Colour image (in non permanent black marker)
- Step 4) Remove excess black marker (with a cotton swab)
- Steps 5 to 9) Tweaking it ;O)
Step 1) Stamp an image in Stazon (or another waterproof ink)
Step 2) Stamp over that image with a background stamp in Versamark & emboss it with clear embossing powder. ( The 2nd picture is what it looks like after embossing.) This is Paisley Print by Stampin' Up!
Step 3) Colour your image in non permanent black marker. The longer you leave the marker the deeper the black, & some papers will absorb more/less ink giving different saturation. You can double colour in some areas too.
Step 4) Remove excess black marker (I likes me a q-tip for that) :O) You can use your image as-is or tweak it....
Tweaking the technique:
Step 5) Add permanent black marker details in spots. I used both a black Staedtler & a Sharpie. (I have to get my hands on some black Copics! Have you ever tried 'em?)
Step 6) Add a 3D element. This is the same Victorian Rose Single stamped on the white from Basic Grey's Ambrosia DP. It's mounted on Foam mounting tape for dimension.
Step 7) Add depth by shading with a Copic marker over embossing. (This is Lipstick Red R29.)
Step 8) If you're heavy handed like me, you may want to remove excess shading with light colour Copic marker or clear blender. (This is Warm Grey #1 w1)
Step 10) Detail flower with Lipstick Red Copic markers (in those tiny lines) & Shade flower with light colours (I picked up a bit of the Lipstick Red R29 with Warm Grey #1 w1 the and it made pinky shadows. I also added Putty YG91 to deepen the shadows.
and there you have it: a magic pattern silhouette. Its so hard to capture what it looks like on film but it looks glossy like this on one angle and then the flower stands out instead from other angles...
Hope this was useful to you & Happy Stampin'!
And thank you all so much for your sweet well-wishes. Can't shake this darn bug yet, but I feel much better thanks to your kindnesses,