Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Reflecting the Past in a Blog Hop

The Inky Girls are going to be showing you older sets from Artful INKables today. If you arrived here from Joanne’s blog then you’re in the right place, if not, no worries! You can start here and work your way through.

You know me, I love working with flowers, so no surprise I chose Plant Prints! I did a little marker to rubber and emboss resist.

Plant Prints 1

I colored the rubber with Copics then spritzed with alcohol to “renew” the color on the stamp. Since Copics are alcohol based markers, you can’t spritz the image with water like other markers to moisten the “ink”.
Then I stamped the flowers, re-coloring and spritzing each time. When I was happy with this particular image, I went over them with my Versamarker, sprinkled clear embossing powder over and heat set with my heat tool. This way the next generation of stamping wouldn’t cover up what has already been put down!

Plant Prints 2

I did the leaves next, following the above technique then added the little blue flowers… again embossing them.

Now for the total transformation of the emboss resist…Sponging on Distress inks!

Plant Prints 3Although I’ll admit, I did like it with the stark white background too! I guess that just means I’ll have to do another *wink*
I sponged on the inks starting at the bottom and working up in this order: Peeled Paint, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Broken China and Worn Lipstick

I’ve had this printed vellum forever and just never think to use it! Cutting the words apart worked out perfectly! A little corner treatment with the Cuttlebug die and a corner punch… and voila! I’m done! The Prism layers are Razzleberry medium and dark.

Now, it’s on to the next person in the hop… Elena!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping!

Dawn

22 comments :

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous technique!! You made an amazing card!! great job!

Velta said...

Beautiful Dawn...I am so glad you told us how to do this...I cannot wait to try it myself !!

Jenny said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Connie said...

Oh my goodness, Dawn! This is just amazing!! WOW..LOVE your flowers and that background!!

Loretta said...

Okay, brilliant!!! I've been trying to figure out how to do that with my copics!!!! I don't have any blending solution in a mister, but I will...

Kerri said...

WOW! Thank you so much for explaining this technique! This is gorgeous!!!

Elena said...

It is a real art! The flowers look like real, and they have been dryed and attached to the paper.
Thank you so much for sharing this interesting and unique technique!

Lori Craig said...

beautiful!

Joanne Travis said...

Gasp! This is stunning!!!
What a fabulous technique and finished result. I will have to try this but I know it could never come out this beautiful.You rock!

- dlm. said...

Absolutely beautiful, Dawn! I love the way that the flowers actually appear to have been pressed into the paper. The printed vellum is a great touch!

Julie Ranae Murray said...

Really was fun to see 'where' you were going with this project from beginning to end...lovely.

Karen said...

Just BEAUTIFUL, thanks for the "step by step" pictures. I just LOVE flowers!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Beautiful Dawn and so cool! I was great working with you!

Joanne (jojot) said...

goodness gracious, my friend...this is BEAUTIFUL

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

You know I'm a huge fan of your flower arranging LM!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Dawn, I always love your work! Fabulous job!

Tami said...

oh, that's just too cool!

carpediem said...

Fabulous card! I like both the white background and the sponged! laura j

Carla said...

Gorgeous card, Dawn! This is a terrific technique!

Barbara said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your background! This is my fav!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Oh my GOOOOOOSSSSSSSHHHHH! This has to be the coolest thing I have ever seen with Copic markers. EVER! I have to try this. Here I go being all crazy exclamatory on you again, but it's all your fault for being so darned ingenious. JAW has dropped. I am off to sleep to dream about trying this brilliant technique out and then when I wake up later, I'll have to ask a billion questions. You are AWE inspiring!

Kristin said...

WOW, Dawn! Your arrangement of beauties here made me almost not recognize these as our stamps! LOL Pretty sad, since I drew them! *grin* Im going to have to try your fabulous technique! You too have been a SUPER INK Girl! HUGS!