Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Another experiment



Yesterday's blog post was about a technique I have been wanting to try where you heat emboss a stamp, add color, then iron away the embossing so you can stamp over the design/color that is left.

It's a really fun technique, and when I was done I kept thinking that it would be such a cool technique to adapt to use on stencils.

As luck would have it, I received a new stencil in the mail yesterday that I thought would be the perfect candidate.



To create the card, I used a Versamark marker (the fine tip) to trace around the lines/openings in the stencil.  Then I heat embossed the design and used dye inks and a waterbrush to color in the image.  I also colored in the negative space, where the actual stencil sits normally, and then ironed away the embossing.

I have to say I really love how the technique translated to the stencil and the possibilities that this opens up for my stencils.  Not every stencil is appropriate for this - you need one with openings large enough so that this makes sense to do, but I love the control you get in terms of adding color without being too messy, and being really able to control the color being added.

I'm also going to link this up over at Virginia's View where the challenge is to use stencils.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Watercolor paper from Target; PTI - True Black cardstock
Stamps:  Winnie & Walter - The Big, the Bold and the Happy
Ink:  Tsukineko - Versamark and Versafine; CTMH - Sunkiss Yellow, Honey, Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Autumn Terracotta, Holiday Red, Cranberry
Other:  TCW - Mini Web Doily stencil ; Ranger - Waterbrush; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

25 comments:

  1. Wow super cool! What a technique...the end results are fabulous!

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  2. it is a home run.. fabulous experiment.. i love it

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  3. What a great stencil for this technique. Love the all the colors which are so cheerful - just perfect for a friend.

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  4. Wow super cool technique and awesome card!!

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  5. Hello!!!...AWESOME card, Miriam! Lovin' the technique you used! :)

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  6. Quit right! GOOD IDEA! Love the way this experiment turned out:)

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  7. Very cool! That was a perfect stencil to experiment with. Wonderful card!

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  8. I like when you experiment with these different techniques, Miriam. This is so awesome!

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  9. awesome use of the stencil technique Miriam!
    Your card is beautiful!!

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  10. Loved the technique :) and ur card is gorgeous with all those bright colors

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  11. So gorgeous, Miriam! I love the colours you used!! Someone's going to be really happy to receive this card!

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  12. Another great take on this technique! LOOOOOOVE the colors! FAB FAB FAB:)

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  13. Gorgeous! Fabulous results with that Technique. Love it!

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  14. What a beautiful design! So pretty and fun!

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  15. Fabulous! Can't wait to see more!

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  16. You are such a SMART and TALENTED card-maker, Miriam! Your new experiment with embossing powder had me intrigued again! Your gorgeous result is worth that time for the iron-off! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

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  17. I love this piece, such a beautiful burst of color!!

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  18. beautiful result! love the warm color and geometric patterns

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  19. Ooo! So cool! Really adore that warm, sunny palette!

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  20. Oh wow, I am so impressed that you hand markered the entire design!! Where's your stray embossing powders?!? That is really quite amazing and absolutely beautiful. Love, love, love!

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  21. A lovely card, and fascinating technique… Worth all the effort!

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  22. Congrats on the V.V. win. Your card IS outstanding!

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