During the weekend, I watched Jennifer McGuire’s latest technique video and she send me running into my craft room to try it for myself. Basically, it’s about coloring with Copics or Spectrum Noir markers on kraft card stock and while she makes it look easy, it took me the better part of the day to get a somewhat decent result.
I stamped the images from the Lawn Fawn “Flutter by” set in Hero Arts white pigment ink and left it to dry for a few hours. Only then I colored most of the images with a mix of Copics and Spectrum Noir markers.
I also tried embossing with white embossing powder over the white pigment ink, but that also resulted in the marker picking up some white – I’ll have to try embossing over Versamark to rule out that I was picking up some of the white pigment ink underneath the embossing. Also, when you white emboss, coloring over the lines of the image will intensify the lighter shade greatly. You really have to like the effect.
Once the coloring was done, I went over the images with my clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and added the Simon Says Stamp sentiment. That was stamped with the same white ink, but then embossed with white embossing powder as well.
I’ll be entering the card into the following challenges: Make the Day Special Prize Challenge “Anything Goes” because you can grab this great Lawn Fawnstamp set from their website; CAS(E) this Sketch #71 because that’s where I got the idea for the general layout; and Addicted to Stamps and More #89 “CAS” because CAS can be on kraft too and doesn’t need to be white all the time. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 🙂
- Kraft Cardstock
- Spectrum Noir markers
- Lawn Fawn Flutter By stamp set
- Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banners stamp set
- Wink of Stella clear glitter brush
- Hero Arts Unicorn white pigment ink