Friday, January 29, 2016

Technique of the Week: Black and White

In conjunction with the Art 'n Soul newsletter, this is this week's technique. After I posted the technique on applying white paint through a stencil opening, and Zentangling on it (you can see that post here) a lot of people told me they liked it, but they aren't Zentanglers. Many said they really like the black and white look also.

Even though i still think you should try Zentangling, I realize it's not for everyone, and I'm here to help. this post is not really so much a technique as an idea: you can use small pattern stamps to simulate the look of Zentangled images.

I got some small Magenta pattern stamps that I love; some black 1.5" Artboard Squares (also love), and Memento Luxe white ink. The Magenta stamps are: Deco Square 14.458.F; Crosshatched Heart 42.239.C; and Background 0290.E.

This card was super simple and fast. I stamped the little pattern stamps onto the black artboard squares with the Memento Luxe white ink. One of these squares didn't make the cut, (0243.I Dandelion Pollen) although I really liked it. I decided that I liked the arrangement of 3 across better than 4 arranged in a square. I'll use the 4th one for another project.

Taking a white base card, I mounted a strip of Beauty Pink So Silk cardstock that had been embossed with the new We R Memory Keepers Next Level embossing folder "Wave".

The Art Squares were popped up on top of the So Silk strip, using foam tape.

The sentiment was added using Magenta's Multilingual Birthday stamp 07.907.L. I taped off the other lines and just used the top one.

I sprinkled on some sequins using Ranger multi medium matte adhesive, and added a dot of Stickles to the center of each.

Magenta Products Used

14.458.F  Deco Square

0290.E Background

42.239.C Crosshatched Heart

0243.I Dandelion Pollen

07.907.L Multilingual Happy Birthday

Other Products Used
Inchie Arts 1.5" Black Artboard Squares
Memento Luxe Wedding Dress Pigment Ink
So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Next Level "Wave" embossing folder
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Various sequins
Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive


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