Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Resist with a Twist--Cuttlebug Challenge Birthday Palooza Centerpiece

More of those Damask leaves--to go with my stampin' party theme for the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Birthday Palooza (say that 5 times fast!) But this time the leaves are in black...with some flowers (to change it up a bit.) :o) The candle is a Party Lite one that my sweet BFF Kim gave me for my Bday. Loves ya Kimmy!

The technique used for this thinger is resist with a twist (colouring the embossing with Copic markers.)

1...Cuttlebug Challenge #50 Centerpiece-Birthday Palooza!
2...Emboss resist with a twist: Copic Marker colouring

Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
Be Inspired Wednesday #50 (Centerpiece)


...emboss resist with Copics:

Step 1) Emboss Damask leaves in clear (Used here: Versamark & clear embossing powder)

Step 2) Cover the paper with black ink--or the hue of your choosing. (I like pigment inks since the black is usually more true (not purple or brownish)

Step 3) Wipe off the excess ink.

Step 4) Heat the embossing a little to bring the gloss back (ink can make it a little hazy, but heating it again like this solves that.)

Step 5) Colour the embossing with Copic markers. The clear embossing doesn't seem to leave any residue on the copics (where white embossing powder does seem to); however, since I can't stay in the lines, I use the broad chisel tip of my Copics in case any black ink gets on there.)

Step 6) Heat it again if you want a little more shine & a funky blend of colour.

Step 7) Cut them out and then.....

...stick 'em on something!

There are flowers and leaves on the inside & outside of the glass (It's practically impossible to tell from the photo, but the Candle has an area inside where it's safe to put a sheet of paper or photo etc...) I put a piece of embossed Vellum in here--embossed using the Birds & Swirls folder.

Thank You ever so much for sticking with me
through my strangely-timed schedule!


Shantaie said...

Mel, yet again Im in awe of your creativity and artistic talents! gorgeous project!!

Dawn said...


Bridgett said...

This is incredibly striking! I love this technique!!! Thanks for sharing it!!!

Isabelle said...

it's so beautiful, and so creative. Thanks

Mervi said...

Great tutorial again, have to try this one, thanks;-))m

fabienne said...

mille bravo and thank you for the tutorial.

Mari said...

Stunning as always Mel! Love the look of the colored black flowers!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Wow, Mel! This is just beautiful!!! What a great technique! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Sue a/k/a MOUSEMOM40 said...

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing it with us!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Wow, Mel! This is gorgeous!

Randi said...

Mel, I read your blog all the time and rarely make a comment. I thought that you should know that I think your blog is fantastic. Today's post is a wonderful tutorial. Keep cranking them out. I love to read them.

Anonymous said...

Absolutly `Stunningly beautiful` Mel..TFS
Hope your well:)
Enjoy the rest of your Day :)x

Kim Etherington said...

Love the colours of the blackened flowers. I thought it was pp underneath. Nice candle holder. ;o) I like those stamps!

Connie said...

Fabulous tutorial. TFS. I will definitely give this a try!

Allison said...

Utterly amazing. Not fair that you're so dang smart!

Cassandra said...

Just amazing Mel! Perfect for the holidays or all year round! Thank you for the inspiration!