Friday, April 24, 2020

Super Saturday at Magenta: Distress Inks and Prismacolor Pencils

Hi everyone, I'm over at the Magenta Blog today, and you can see that post here.

I love the newApple Blossom Mask that Magenta made, inspired by one of my favorite stamps, Apple Blossom Bouquet.  This template comes in two pieces and can be used as a stencil or a mask. In this case, I taped it together and used it as a stencil.

There are a lot of cool techniques that you can do with stenciling, including using paste, but this time I just blended Distress ink through the stencil. It's the easiest and fastest thing you can do, and it looks amazing.

I kind of think that you could just leave it the way it is, add a sentiment and it's a card. But I decided to deepen the colors using Prismacolor pencils.

Since I already had lots of great color laid down with the Distress inks, it was pretty easy to blend in the colored pencils, and I always enjoy coloring.

I added the sentiment at the end in Versafine Onyx Black ink and matted my panel in So Silk Black Style cardstock.

Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe! I keep seeing an advertisement from a Mexican restaurant in Spanaway Washington. The ad has a photo of 24 mini (street) tacos, salsa and rice and beans that they are offering for take-out (no sit-down restaurants open at this time). It makes me want to go to Spanaway, and I don't even know where that is. So we are going to try and make our own street tacos soon. All the best to you all!

Magenta Products used:
MC102 Apple Blossom Mask

07.305.G Happy Birthday

Other Products used:
Distress ink: Shabby Shutters; Abandoned Coral
Blending brushes
Prismacolor Pencils: PC1036 Orange Neon;
 PC1014 Deco Pink; PC929 Pink; 
PC994 Process Red; PC912 Apple Green;
PC1005 Limepeel; PC1004 Yellow Chartreuse
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
So Silk Black Style cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80# & 110# cardstock


  1. Beautiful Diane, I didn't get this stencil and mask and I have to have it :)

  2. Spanaway is near Ft Lewis, so not that far away from you (relatively speaking). Great card! From Laura P

    1. Oh, you're right! That's not very far. Our son made us street tacos and salsa and avocado crema, and it was all wonderful, so we didn't end up having to go out. Thanks Laura!


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