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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Technique Time

I have been playing with one of my very favorite techniques today. I call it Julie's technique because she was a wonderful lady in our local stamp club that taught us this. Sadly she lost her battle with cancer a few years ago, but every time I use this technique I think of her and her sweet spirit.

Supplies --

1. multi-colored dye based ink pad
2. black or dark permanent ink
3. bold stamps
4. glossy card stock
5. brayer
6. Marvy metallic markers
7. water spritzer

First you roll your brayer over the multi-colored ink pad several times, going in one direction. Spritz the brayer with water and dab dots of color right on the brayer with your Marvy marker. Now roll your brayer in one direction across your glossy cs. You can do this several times before inking up again. This makes a wonderful background, great for scenes. Last, stamp bold stamps in black permanent ink onto this background. The first picture is the card I made using one of the backgrounds. The second picture is of more backgrounds I made with this technique. Can you see how it looks like a sun burst behind the sailboat and the ocean in the forefront? If you look closely at two of my backgrounds, it looks like there are mountains in them. I hope you try this technique and see what fun cards you can make with them.


Sue said...

Lovely background, all of them. Your card turned out great!


Hazel said...

April - those backgrounds are just stunning - a real sunset definitely. Thank you for your lovely comments. Hazel x

Shannon White said...

Hi Miss April! These are soo Gorgeous! Lovely BG's i am going to have to give this a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

Hope you have a Wonderful Weekend!


liannallama said...

oh, those turned out so pretty! I love your technique and the card too!

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