Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November Technique - Black Magic


Here's my November technique club sample, showcasing the Black Magic technique.  This technique has been around for quite awhile.  It's fun and a little different to stamp on black card stock instead of white, and see the colors pop.  This can be quite stunning with a bold floral stamp, but I decided on something a bit more in keeping with the season.

The technique is simple:  stamp a solid image with white ink on black card stock, and color the image when the ink is completely dry.  Watercolor pencils are often used as the coloring medium, but I've used regular colored pencils here.  After coloring, embellish a bit with a white gel pen, and it's ready to make into a card.

 I masked the pumpkin and the "hello" before stamping the leaf, to make it appear the leaf was behind the other images.
 Be sure the image is completely dry.  You can use a heat tool to dry it and set the white ink.
 I colored the image with some Crayola colored pencils I picked up for 50¢ at a thrift store!
 And finally, I doodled a bit with a white gel pen to make the images stand out a little more.

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