Edited to Add: Hi You fab people You! I'm taking a random day off today (Saturday) for some quality family time, but will see you tomorrow with a little surprise in honour of Mother's day.
It offers a resist similar to gesso, but Microglaze is
much much cleaner, faster, & easier.
....and the latest snifty thing I've tried...
Microglaze as a resist to get a funky texture with Markers:
Just apply it in a bit of a random way, leaving some areas of the paper only partly covered & then colour.) My favourite colouring medium for this is Copics--because I like to use the wedge tip on the sketch markers to work away (lift off) some of the microglaze... BUT I tried a mix of both water-based and alcohol Copic markers & was happy with the results... so you could use either or both.
-->a cement look
-->images that would have painted textures, houses, doors, wood...
-->natural things that would have colour variations (like flowers, leaves...)
It was such a blast to build the colour by lifting off the Microglaze! I could have coloured for hours & hours & hours...!
(and stamping images over text)
Distressed or old world looking textures are so appealing to me, but normal Copic colouring can't really give you that, so yesterday's Gesso Copic colouring and this similar (but easier and faster and much cleaner) microglaze resist strike me as extra fun Copic-ness.
- Your favourite Copic paper (I'm luvin Neenah White)
- Stamp (Miss Anya from here)
- Text file (this one is fashion quotes)
- Colouring medium (Copics & water-based markers used here)
Step 1) Print your text file. This one is made with my favourite fashion quotes in Word. If you'd like it, please just let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Step 2) Stamp image (and emboss, if you like)
Step 3) Rub the image with microglaze (for this technique I liked uneven coverage, sparingly...)
Step 4) Colour--this is a mix of stuff: Copic markers, watercolour pencil crayons, and water-based markers. :O)
The cement, or the ground, was my favourite part about colouring this. It's 3 Copic colours worked into each other: Frost Blue B00, Warm Gray No.1 & Putty YG-91. I also used a Colourless Blender to pull colour up.
I've only tried this with markers, so far, but I can't wait to try this other stuff:
(and hear about your adventures if you try other things!):
- Watercolour paints
- Painting with reinkers
- Pearlescent paints
- Prismacolours & gamasol
- Stamping with the microglaze (to make a resist)--maybe I'll get it right eventually...
Other card details:
--Grey and black & white patterned papers Basic Grey Ambrosia 6x6 pack
--Seed beads (pink & turquoise) & matching thread
--Vellum flower (vellum, zig painty pen & bead center)
--Crochet lace trim from my sweet Mum (coloured with Cool gray no 7)
--Pink flourish stamp (SU) stamped onto gesso cardstock & coloured with pink marker
Step 1) Thread a single thread through the little hole at the top of the earring piece & tie a double knot
Step 2) Thread a needle onto that thread (put the double ends into the needle
Step 3) Slide the beads onto the needle
Step 4) After beading, tie a good knot in the top & then adhere the extra ends of thread under the vellum with a really good adhesive (like Oh so Sticky tape)
if you'd rather you could use wire as an alternative...
-->Her hair baubles are seed beads stitched on (Pierce holes, stitch beads on with thread and needle or glue 'em on.)
-->Her purse has teensy pink & turquoise stitching, 'cause a girl's purse has to match, right? ;O)
-->Her headband is paper pierced with rows of holes for a wee bit of textural interest
Hope that if you try this, that you
have as much fun as I did!
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