WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #42 – COLOURING – WHAT PAPER, WHAT INK??

Wednesday’s come around so quickly but I love sharing little tips and videos with you on Wednesday’s.  Do you like them?

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #42 is what I hope will be a helpful little chart.  Which Ink and which paper to use when you are colouring.  I often get asked this question in classes so maybe you are wondering too.

I think the chart is self-explanatory but it goes through different colouring mediums – the Aquapainter or Blender Pens with the Inkpads,  Watercolour Pencils and Stampin’ Blends and which ink and paper to use with these.  It really makes a difference to the finished result with what you use.  Next time you come to watercolour I hope that you find this useful to refer to.

Hope that is helpful.

Jenny

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WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #41 – USING THE SHIMMER PAINT – PART 1!

Today for Wednesday’s WOW! #41 I have a super quick tip for you when you are using the Shimmer Paint.  At this stage I am not showing you particular techniques necessarily.  That will come at a later date.  I just wanted to show you a quick easy way of using it.  Maybe you know it already. 🙂

You will see.  Here is the video below. It is only a very quick one I took as I was making the card so apologies for the quality.

Did you find that helpful??

I will show you the finished card tomorrow so be sure to stop by.

Jenny

STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP – FAVOURITE TECHNIQUE – SALT BACKGROUND!

I am joining in with the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop this month and we are sharing Favourite Techniques.  I always love to try different techniques.  Before we start you might be starting here or you have just come from Jenny Hall’s Blog -> HERE.

As for my Favourite Technique.  That’s a hard one to choose one.  What I am sharing though today is a technique that I have wanted to try for a very long time so it was a good chance to play with it to create some, hopefully fun cards with you.

The technique I am sharing with you is the Salt Background Technique.  Have you tried this before?

Using the salt on a wet background creates a type of “bleaching” of dots on your card as the card dries.  I will show you the cards and then show you how to create your own.  (You might want to continue to Blog Hop and stop by again later to take in all the details).

HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN SALT BACKGROUND

For this technique you can use any type of salt but the result will differ.  The larger Rock Salt will result in larger “bleached” patterns (like the first example above) whereas the regular fine Table Salt will give a speckled type of “bleached” pattern, (like the 2nd example).

As you need to add water to your card you will need a good quality card to take the water. Either the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Paper or the Shimmer Paper works very well.

NB: The steps below are for the first card sample above.

1. Wash over your card with the Aquapainter and water.  Add drops of chosen reinker colour(s) over your card.

For this sample below I added drops of Pumpkin Pie Reinker first over different areas on the card.

I added other colours too.  Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.

2. Using the Aquapainter wash over the colours to spread it over the card.  Try not to mix the colours too much though. It does look a bit messy.  The colours lighten as they dry too. Each time you do it, it will work out different.  You can just use one colour reinker too as I did in the Night of Navy card.

While the card is still wet sprinkle over your salt.  I forgot to take a photo of this sample with the salt on it but I will show a different card below.

3.  Allow the card to dry. You could use the Heat Tool but I found it just spread the colours more which I didn’t want so leave the card for several hours or even overnight.

Once it is dried lightly brush off the salt.  You will see little “bleached” spots where the salt was.  It is a great effect and you can use that directly on your cards.

Here is a different sample in Rich Razzleberry showing the salt over the card.  I will share the finished card for this one at a later time.  For these cards I used the Rock Salt which are larger grains of salt.

For this Night Of Navy one below I used the finer Table Salt. Which I didn’t take a photo of at the time. I did add a lot more salt to the card too. I like this effect how it turned out.

I will say my hands were very inky by the time I finished with all the different colours.  But that’s part of the fun. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.  Now you are off on the next blog and can see what technique they have to share with you today.

Click on the ‘NEXT’ image below to head to Narelle’s Blog.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #40 – DOUBLE EMBOSSING YOUR CARD!

Wednesday’s WOW! #40 today.  Who knew there were so many tips and tricks to share with you.

Today’s WOW! is something I came across in my blog travels recently.  I read it on Pinterest but didn’t save the idea.  Only stored it in my head as something to try so it is not my original idea but I think it is certainly worthwhile sharing with you.

It’s a cool technique that really adds to your embossing on your cards.  It is double embossing, using 2 Embossing Folders to create great texture on your card.

See it here.

For this technique it works with one Embossing Folder that is a little more finer detail.  The Subtle Embossing Folder or even the Softly Falling one works well.  The second Embossing Folder needs to have a little more open design.  The Tufted Embossing Folder works great.

The first example above I used the Subtle Embossing Folder and the Petal Burst Embossing Folder.

The second example I used the Subtle Embossing Folder and the Tufted Embossing Folder.

This one below I tried 2 different folders.

Softly Falling Embossing Folder with the Petal Bust Folder on the left and the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

THE HOW-TO

For this to work well firstly emboss the card with the finer detail one, then emboss the card with your second more open design folder.  If you emboss it the other way around you will find that the embossing with the more open design is squashed when you emboss it with the finer one.

Here are the finished cards with the 2 samples.

Hope you find this helpful and try it on your projects.

Jenny

 

 

ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH WATERCOLOUR PENCILS!

Yesterday I showed you a card with the Accented Blooms set with the flower image coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.  Pop back a post if you missed that one.  Today I have another one similar but this time I have coloured it with the Watercolour Pencils and gone over it lightly with the Aquapainter to blend the colours.

This time the image was stamped with Stazon on to Shimmery White card.  This card is thicker than regular Whisper White and will take the water.  There is only a very little amount of water used with this so you could possibly use the Thick Whisper White but I rather keep it to the Shimmery White.  Also, it’s nice getting the little sparkle from the paper.  Once the image was dry from watercolouring it was adhered to a piece of Rich Razzleberry card that had been embossed with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder.  Then this was adhered to the Thick Whisper White card base.

The sentiment was stamped in Pumpkin Pie and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch then raised up with Dimensionals.

What do you think of this version?  I will show you some completely different cards with this set next.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Jenny

ACCENTED BLOOMS WITH STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

I have been creating with the Accented Blooms set recently.  I have a few to share with you over the next few posts.

Let me show you the first one.

The image was stamped in Memento Black Ink onto Thick Whisper White card.  Both a must when you are colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I used a number of the Stampin’ Blends to colour the image.  I still have much to learn with colouring but I was happy with this attempt.  The sentiment was stamped on Pumpkin Pie card and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  I sponged a little Pumpkin Pie ink around the edge. 

To assemble the card I embossed a piece of Rich Razzleberry card with the Layered Leaves Embossing Folder. The strip of paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and I added some of the Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon around the pieces before adhering them to the Thick Whisper White Card.  The stamped piece was raised up off the card with Dimensionals. Just to finish add an Artisan Pearl embellishment.

Tomorrow I have another card for you similar to this so be sure to stop by.

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW #37 – COLOURING WITH THE STAMPIN’ BLENDS!

Today’s Wednesday’s WOW! #37 we are looking at some tips with colouring with the Stampin’ Blends.  I realise I talk a lot about colouring, and sharing videos and tips on colouring.  I hope you are not sick of this.  I think it is good considering there are so many stamp sets in the Catalogue that require colouring.  Plus, I think personally I need to get all the help I can with colouring because I am not great at it and I am always searching out for help. 🙂

I discovered you can create a great watercolour wash effect using the Stampin’ Blends shown in the card below.  I love the effect of the contrasting colours.  The images really “POP” when you heat emboss the image with white Embossing Powder after you colour the card.  This card uses the set You’re Inspiring but you could use any images.

Check out how to create this background effect in the video below but also in this video you can see how you can blend different coloured Stampin’ Blends together when colouring images.

 

What do you think? Why don’t you give this effect a try.  I think I will have to give it a try for sure.

Thanks for stopping by,

Jenny

WEDNESDAY’S WOW! #36 – WATERCOLOUR LIFTING!

I just discovered a fun new technique and I thought I would share it with you for this Wednesday’s WOW! Can you believe we are up to #36??  There are so many exciting techniques and projects to share with you each week.

This week I wanted to share with you the Watercolour Lift Technique. 

Here is a card from Stampin’ Up! to show you the technique. How pretty is it?

Basically, it is washing your Shimmer White cardstock with a wash of ink using the Aquapainter.  Let it dry. Then stamp your images in Versamark over the area.  Solid images work better.  Then clear emboss them.  After that, wash over the card with a clean Aquapainter to lift some of the ink.  It lightens it revealing the images.  How cool!

I have a video to show you how it is done.

What do you think?  Now I am going to have to go off and try this ASAP.  Share your samples with me too I would love to see them.

Thanks for visiting me today for another episode of Wednesday’s WOW! 

Jenny

TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 4!

OK, Today is my last sharing from our recent Team stamp day with Shoebox Swap cards.  I have a few various ones for you.

This one below is using that gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut paper.  I have shown lots of cards using this paper recently.  For this card you don’t need much more than backing a section of the paper on to a strip of black card and adhering it to your white base card.  It makes it look so elegant don’t you think??  I think from memory the sentiment banner is a strip of white card and using the small circle punch to notch out each corner.

This next one is a fun fold.  Adhere a strip of the lovely paper, this one is the Nature’s Poem DSP, down the left hand side of the front of your card.  Punch a slit using the Classic Label Punch on the side of the card front.  You need to punch it twice to be sure that the dragonfly fits through. Punch it once near the top, then slide it down a little bit and line it up with the previous punch and punch it again.  A dragonfly from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits was cut from Vellum and also from Cajun Craze.

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiments are from Better Together set.  It’s a cool card.

This card uses the lovely Love What You Do set, the Share What You Love paper and the Lovely Floral Embossing Folder.

This is a cute little treat bag below.  It is very quick to make up.  This is based on Pootles bag -> HERE.

I hope you have so enjoyed these little projects from our team day.  We are getting ready for another get together in the next few weeks.  Hopefully I don’t take as long to share those with you. 😉

Hope your weekend is going awesomely.

Jenny

TEAM SHOEBOX SWAP – DAY 3!

Some more cards today from our Team Shoebox Swap.  Really we have some amazing talent in our Inky Fingers Team.

Today I will share the cards using the Rooted in Nature Bundle.

This one below is using a number of different patterns from the Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper. I like how the words are cut apart.

This one below is just gorgeous.  A white card mat is embossed with the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.  I hadn’t seen this folder used before.  I like it.  You should see those leaves in real life.  They are heat embossed in Copper on to Vellum.  So nice.  The other leaves are embossed with one of the leaf embossed dies in the Nature’s Roots Framelits set.  The sentiment is heat embossed in copper too.  This is such a striking card.

I hope you like these ones.  Yes still more to come.  It was a busy day at our team meeting. 🙂

Jenny