The above tag was created with mica powders and pigment ink. I "treasure" everything in my life and as the leaves change, I look forward to Turkey, family visiting, and pumpkin pie!
Maple Leaf 12046
Tag Book Page
Pigment Ink - Stewart Superior (VLVS Sponsor)
Soft Mop Brush (or Blush Makeup Brush)
Sticker Word Treasure
Stamp Maple Leaf over and over randomly on cardstock one at a time with pigment ink. (Copper or Mauve ink are good colors). Pigment ink is juicy and stays wet longer than other inks. Take the mop brush and dip into the mica powder and tap over the maple leaf you stamped. Add 2-3 colors on the stamped leaf. You will have little piles of mica powder.
Over a scrap piece of paper or garbage can, take the mop brush and burnish the colors of mica powder into the maple leaf image. The colors will blend. Don't worry if the background is messy, use a soft cloth wiping over the surface to further burnish the colors and removing the excess mica powder. The powder will stick on the pigment ink.
This is just ONE of many designs I will do with this Maple Stamp! Check back towards the end of November, I will have 2 other projects just like a popular magazine does, "With One Stamp." I will show you 2 different techniques. Lots of fun choices, even with a little Maple Leaf!!!!
Bonus - Watercolor Pencil On Fabric.
Thank You Stamp 6989
Sometimes I try something new, trying new materials to create with. I have worked with watercolor pencils on hot press watercolor paper but never on fabric. I am very happy with the results. The only thing I would change is the fabric. I would use cotton or muslin which would be more absorbent than the fabric I used, which I think was a polyester or linen. It was hard to blend certain parts of the cornucopia.
Do NOT be AFRAID to try something new, even if the results are not totally what you wanted, you learn, you grown! You know what to do the next time you create. I am Thankful for the Opportunity to promote VLVS images and to show old and new techniques.
Don't forget....Part II of techniques with the Maple image! Check back in a couple weeks!!!!
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