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October 2011 Project Bonus***RRR***

Monochromatic Bonus (RRR)

By: Marion Davis, Artistic Guide

Finished Size: 4”x4.5”

This stamp has no ID on it. I got in in a Parchment Craft kit.
Versamark (Tsukineko)
Adirondack Aqua (Ranger)
Awesome Aqua medium (WorldWin)
White embossing powder
Heat Gun
Water brush or wet paint brush
Craft sheet or scrap of acrylic
White pigment pen (Inksentials) 


I sometimes make card fronts and keep them until I decide what to do with them.  This one happened when I was teaching heat embossing in a class right after I finished my monochromatic card, which was published on October 1.  I grabbed a scrap of the Awesome Aqua card stock and began a demo for the class.  As it took shape, I decided I liked this enough to keep it and do something with it. To date I have no idea what that will be.  Here's how I did it.

  1. Stamp with Versamark
  2. Sprinkle with white embossing powder, shake off the excess and heat. You really should use an antistatic bag first, but once again I forgot.
  3. Take the Aqua ink pad and smoosh it on your craft sheet, clear mount, or any piece of acetate that you recycled from the trash.
  4. Use the water brush or wet paintbrush to pick up the color and paint in areas balancing around the medallion. Add a second layer of color to get more intensity or do the same with a darker shade.
  5. Color some areas with the Inksentials white pigment pen.
  6. That is the point at which I stopped. Sometimes less is more.  I just thought I'd share!



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4 Responses »

  1. Marion--you did a lovely job on this--love the word smoosh!
    Hugs, Nola

  2. very elegant

  3. I think your card is exquisite--love the colors.

  4. Love the simplicity of this technique. It is elegant and beautiful. Thanks for showing it.