Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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!
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