I spent a lot of time of Friday and Saturday practising this techniques using different cardstock and inks.
first tried this a few years ago when I saw a video by Dawn Griffiths
of Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts – thanks for the inspiration Dawn!
There were 4 different cardstocks and three types of ink which would have meant testing twelve different combinations!
didn’t go quite that far but the bottom line is that I found our Basic
Black Archival Ink, Stazon Jet lack and Memento Tuxedo Black all worked
equally as well.
Although I use our ink for everyday, I personally prefer to use Stazon for this technique.
I also used our new Watercolour Pencils and a Blender Pen for this
card, I found that Shimmery White CS was best.
I uploaded the video
earlier this morning.
This is one of the great features of Watercolur Pencils i.e. it’s so easy to change from dark to light, and vice versa.
Photograph 6: this is another Bermuda Bay dress but this time on Thick Whisper White Cardstock.
This is the card that made me decide this is the CS I like least although I do say on the video, this may be the painter’s fault! LOL!
Photograph 7: This is the design Dawn used on her video all those years ago – it hasn’t dated at all.
I now need to decide how I’m going to use this now to make a completed card.
Photograph on the video:
this card was a real surprise in as much as I didn’t press too hard on
the Watercolour pencil.
I wanted a pale red dress but the
finished result is more like Calypso Coral!
The design of my reflections card is suitable for any celebratory event but I have chosen mine to be Thank You cards because the dancer has been made happy by someone!
I hope you give this technique a try, it’s very satisfying! I wish you a happy Sunday and until tomorrow, happy crafting.