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Black Magic

Over on the CardMaking Paradise forum some of us suddenly became inspired to indulge in a little colouring of stamped images that had been stamped with white pigment ink. This came about after I had seen a YouTube video by Gina K  . I don’t have Prismacolor pencils but do have plenty of  coloured pencils including a set of Faber and Castell called Wyvern.

My first attempt at this technique was done on Kraft card stock using Brilliance Moonlight white pigment ink; the trial turned out okay but have to say I wasn’t overwhelmed with it. I went over some of the pencil with Marvy Le plume markers and added extra punch to the white ink with a white gel pen. The text i embossed with white detail embossing powder.

I next tried the technique on black card stock and that was much, much better!

I added some details with a white gel pen. I then wondered how oil pastels would fair over white pigment ink and was very pleased with the results although I must add that I did also use coloured pencil for the finer parts of the stamped image. The oil pastels give a much more vibrant colour but will need some kind of fixative as the colours can be rubbed off.

The larger piece has become a postcard and the two smaller cards are now ATCs for an ATC swap with Rebel Stampers !

  Thanks for looking x

ATCs Swap

There are two swaps on UK Stampers I participate in; the postcard swap (see post below) and ATCs. Vonny hosts the ATCs and does a superb job with accepting all the entries and then sending the swaps back out again. We had a break during August as so many folk are on holiday so for this month’s swap the theme is houses. Well this was an easy one for me this time as the metal taped house shapes were still well in mind and I came up with the idea of a house within a house!



Aluminium tape

Inks – Distress Inks – bundled sage and broken china, Versamagic Perfect Plumeria, Archival Black

Coloured pencils for colouring

Black Fineliner pen

Stamps- Penny Black Airmail

Angel Crafts 300gsm white card stock

Thanks for looking x


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