Thursday, December 30, 2010

January 2011 Angel Club Projects

For January our Angel Club will do two technique cards. The first card uses using an "aging" technique with sponging ink colors on to a crumpled image. We will use the TAC Rise and Shine stamp set for this project. The image on my sample is colored with Copic Markers, but it could also be colored with PrismaColor pencils or water color pencils.

The second card is Retiform technique.  I've used the TAC Sunshine stamp set.  This fun technique is achieved by masking off sections of the cardstock and inking with a sponge. 
 It has the look of a layered card. 

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Technique Blog Hop - Brayers

This week's blog hop for The Angel Company is focused on the technique of using brayers.  I have two techniques to show.

#1 - Versamark Resist

One of my favorite brayer techniques is Versamagic Resist on glossy cardstock.  For this demo I used Ornamental Snowflakes stamped on glossy white cardstock with Versamark.  Then I inked up my brayer using Kaleidacolor Blue Breeze and ran it back and forth across the stamped cardstock until the finish was smooth and the snowflakes showed through the ink.  It makes a nice background.

Next I made my card using a stamped image from Cuddly Christmas, colored it with Copic markers and added a ribbon for accent.  I like the brayered background.

#2 - Faux Suede Leather

A second brayer technique that I will demo is making faux suede leather with Liquid Applique.  I used brown Liquid Applique on a quarter sheet of white cardstock.

Next I brayered it to cover the cardstock.

Then I heat-set the Liquid Applique which causes it to puff up and dry, lightening in color.

It now has the feel of suede leather to the touch.  I then stamped boots on the cardstock using the Cowboy Boots stamp set.

I decided to add some color to the boots with Copic markers.

To complete my project, I cut out the boots and made a card using them and a piece of the suede cardstock at the bottom of the card.

The finished card with suede boots!

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