Tuesday, March 11, 2008

March Technique Class: "Powdery" techniques

This month we explored a few "Powdery" techniques including: using glitter, Painted Pearls, and the Chalkboard technique. This first card is an example of using glitter, though the picture doesn't show it too well. The club members wanted to make something for Easter, so this is what I came up with. I don't really have a lot of Easter stamps, so the flexible Loads of Love set was perfect!!! This card also uses 2 new accessories: the chocolate chip twill ribbon and the flower ribbon slide from the new Styled Silver Hodge Podge Hardware kit.

When applying glitter, I find the two-way glue pen to work nicely. Just apply it to wherever you need some sparkle and then pour some glitter on it. Shake of the excess glitter and you're done! So quick and easy!
Stamps: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Aida Cloth
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Rose Red
Papers: Cutie Pie DS Paper, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, White, Rose Red
Accessories: Styled Silver Hodge Podge Flower Ribbon Slide, Chocolate Chip Twill ribbon, two-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds.

This next card uses the painted pearls technique. When Stampin' Up! decided to not sell Pearl Ex any more I was SO disappointed, because I had just discovered this technique. The girls in my technique club wanted to learn the technique, so I resurrected my jars of Pearl-Ex and aquapainter. The basics of this technique is to use Future Floor wax in an Aqua Painter as a paint brush to apply Pearl-Ex. When you dip the Aquapainter in the jar of Pearl-Ex and then apply it to your paper, the floor wax and Pearl-Ex mix to make a sparkly, pearly paint.

Stamps: Embrace Life, Warm Words
Inks: Pink Passion, Basic Gray
Papers: Pixie Pink, Basic Gray, Pink Passion, White
Accessories: Pewter brads, Basic Gray Taffeta ribbon, Ticket corner punch

The next card demonstrates the Chalkboard technique, which is essentially the same as Poppin' Pastels with the only difference being the use of white craft ink instead of Versamark ink. Just stamp a dark colored cardstock with white ink and then apply pastel chalks with sponges or daubers.

Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, All in a Row
Inks: Real Red, Craft White, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Real Red, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Photo Corner Punch, Antique Brass Brads


Suzi said...

Gorgeous job with the painted pearls! We can only hope some day that SU! will see the error of theor ways in dropping PE!

beate said...

Gretchen, that is soooo beautiful!
I love it! Thank you so much for your gorgeous RAK. I am posting it tomorrow morning.
Hugs and smiles