Friday, March 11, 2016

Technique of the Week: Nuanced Saran and Sneak Peek

There are a lot of techniques out there using plastic wrap and paint. This technique is used to great effect by my friend and fellow Magenta Design Team member, Carole DionI tried this technique with Nuance, and with my pearly water spray (1/4 tsp of Perfect Pearls powder mixed with 2 oz water). I absolutely loved the result! The plastic wrap caused the mica in the pearly water to make patterns on the Nuance colored cards. The beautiful results are VERY hard to photograph.

First I started by tapping Nuance in various colors onto watercolor cardstock. I sprayed each panel liberally with pearly water, and laid scrunched up plastic wrap on top. 

I'm only showing one in plastic wrap. These are some more that I made, including one I did in Purples and Violet.

I left the plastic wrapped panels to dry for some time, and when dried, this is a selection of what I ended up with

I liked this last panel especially well. I put the plastic wrap on this one very quickly after it was sprayed.

To finish the card I stamped this gorgeous flower and sentiment with Versamark and embossed with Judikins White Diamond. You're getting a sneak peek at this beautiful flower stamp that is in the soon to be launched Magenta Spring 2016 collection.

This shot is to try to show the shine of the mica powder and the beautiful effect from the plastic wrap

I tapped some Nuance powder in Grass Green (MNU009) into a palette, and sprayed it with pearly water. I used this with a paintbrush to paint the Azalea's leaves green. 

The finished panel was matted with Stardream "Fairway" cardstock, and then mounted onto a white base card. Last, I scattered various sequins.

This technique was super fun, and very easy to make multiples. I hope I did it justice Carole!

Magenta Products Used
14.651.Q Azalea

07.869.D Thinking of You
Nuance colors used
Versamark Ink
Judikins White Diamond Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Watercolor cardstock
Star dream Fairway cardstock
Various sequins
Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive


  1. Beautiful !!! can also try to put the Nuance on the plastic wrap and put the paper on it....diferents texture and more fun !

    1. Oooooooh! That sounds interesting! I will try it. Thanks Carole!


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