Saturday, August 15, 2009

Techniques Card Class

I'm finally finding time to blog the last card class I taught on August 8th. What a fun technique class and a really messy class!

Next month's class will be more techniques using shaving cream, marbles, rubber bands and bleach; can't wait :-)

Below are photos of the cards we made in class with a short description of the technique.

Photo of all the projects

Coffee filter technique

Using ink refills drop several drops in 2-3 different colors on a plate, spray with water and dip the coffee filter in the plate until totally covered with ink. Lay aside to dry or use a heat gun to dry coffee filter. Cut into the size you need and use for a great texture background.

Ink, spray and smash

This is a very fun technique using ink refills and glossy white paper. I cut two sheets of glossy white paper and used 3 colors of ink refills and dropped ink on one sheet of paper glossy side up. Spray the paper with water and take second sheet of glossy white paper, glossy side down and smash the two pages together. I used a brayer to spread the ink around the paper to make sure they were really coated. Pull the pages apart and let dry or use a heat gun if you can't wait :0) I didn't want to use the paper as a background so I used a flower punch to for something different. I outlined the flowers with a black marker to give them a little more character and placed a clear rhinestone in the center of each flower. I had an extra flower and place it in side of the card. The center of the card is cut out revealing the sentiment inside.

Smackin' Acetate

This is a really cool effect. I stamped the pail of apples on a piece of white card stock and on a piece of acetate using Stazon ink. Turning the acetate over I colored it with markers then misted water on the acetate and flipped the acetate over to line up the images. Rub the layers together and remove the acetate and you have a water color effect on your card. I found this technique on the Internet by a Stamper in AZ, Diane Gibbs she does awesome work.

Split negative technique

I also found this card on the Internet by Jen Peel. You stamp the same image on two different color papers using opposite color ink. Cut the image in half and line them up in a cool effect. This technique is very simple but effective.

Pillow boxes using wax paper resist

This is another fun technique. I used two different Sizzix texture plates to create the designs on the pillow boxes. Your start with a piece of wax paper and run it through the Sizzix machine to create the embossed image. Take two pieces of glossy white paper and with glossy sides facing the wax paper iron the paper to get the wax onto the paper. Ink you a brayer and run it over the paper. When you wipe the ink away with a paper towel the image is revealed; cool right? :-)

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