Monday, August 22, 2011
School Supplies and Dorm Rooms and Presentations...Oh My
So, as a small but sincere tribute to all the fabulous folks who provided help, guidance, and support this most crazy but wonderful week, I created this card to send the heartfelt message... You are my Sunshine! This card uses something called a thumping technique where water based markers are used to create the color on the stamps instead of ink. After I laid down the light color from the marker directly onto the rubber stamp, I then went back in with an accent color and thumped the tip of the marker randomly over the rubber stamp. Since the markers dry fast, I had to "huff" breath over the stamp before putting it to the paper. The moisture from the breath reactivates the color. For the background, I scored diagonal lines using my Scorepal and then inked directly to the paper to catch the raised surface. Using accent colored layers and a pretty gingham ribbon added a little cheer.
Try these techniques on your next project and thanks again for the "rays" of support. Blessings, Jeannette