Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Zen Butterfly Passion

I have this post on the Magenta blog today. This card illustrates one of my favorite techniques using Distress ink: acrylic block stamping.

I applied three colors of Distress ink to an acrylic block (Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, and Spiced Marmalade). This particular block from Tim Holtz has a grid etched into it that shows up in the stamping, and gives texture to the piece.

Once the color was applied to the block, I held it at arm's length and sprayed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls powder, until the color on the block beaded up. The Perfect Pearls gives a nice shimmer to the end product.

After spraying the block, I stamped it onto watercolor cardstock and pressed down hard, until I could observe that a good deal of the color had transferred to the panel.

After drying the panel thoroughly, I stamped the Zen Butterfly stamp with Versamark ink, and embossed it with White Diamond embossing powder. The sentiment was also stamped and embossed with White Diamond.

You can see a step by step photo tutorial on acrylic block stamping on my blog here. You can see other posts on acrylic block stamping here, here, and here.

Magenta Products Used:
(If you are local, please look for products at Art 'n Soul. If you are not local and wish to find Magenta products, you can click on the link in the stamp name below each stamp).
Zen Butterfly 44.019.K
Give wings to your passion 07.835.G
Other Products Used:
Tim Holtz Acrylic Blocks
Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock
So Silk Beauty Pink cardstock
Distress Ink: Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade
Perfect Pearls Powder
Lawn Fawn die LF768, Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Versamark ink
Judikins White Diamond embossing powder
Various sequins

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