Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chicken Little - Marker Technique

This is pretty much a CASE of the cards that the artist, Lisa Yang, who designed the stamp set, did (does).  At the recent GASC in Arlington, way back in the corner, was a very sweet young lady demonstrating her technique for stamping with markers and "solid" stamp images.  She is the designer of all the beautiful stamps in her store called "Local King Rubber Stamp" (no "s" on the end there...).

Her results were amazing, fast, and of course {it looked} so easy!!  (See all the samples she's created for each of her stamp sets!) So I bought this cute "Chicks 5" set, gave it a try, and you know what, it IS easy!!  Lisa has posted her instructions for the technique on her website here, so DO check it out and give it a try!! 

To do the technique, you need to use glossy paper, dye based markers, a background stamp and a solid image (or 2) (or 3) like the chicks.  The best part about being able to watch her do this technique was seeing that you really do not need to, and you really shouldn't try to, color in details of the image.  Just scribble ink randomly onto the stamp and let the smooth surface of the glossy paper soften the borders between the colors you used. I really liked trying this out, it's very back-to-basics stamping!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Let me know what you think!


Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Anne...this is such a FABULOUS look...WOW!!!! I am sooo bummed that I couldn't go to the show this year!!!! Looks like I missed a wonderful booth!!! Thanks for all the links...I'll have to give this a try!!!!

pianostamper said...

Lovely, beautiful, exquisite! Love the way your bird and flower complement. Is it really that simple? Are SU markers dye-based? or would that be copic? I want to try this. Thanks for sharing it.

Sarah said...

Wow- what an awesome and very unique card! I will have to try this technique. Love the results!

Julia Aston said...

This looks super Anne! what a great technique - your birds look wonderful!

mustangkayla said...

What a beautiful card! Wowza...just gorgeous!

Thanks for stopping by my blog during the Creative Cuts & More/Die Cut Diva Blog Hop!


Wow that looks familar!
I bought those too at the Convention!
Lisa was so sweet!
I got the frog but boy mine did not come out like hers!
They are fun to make though!

SmilynStef said...

Love the colors you used ... and those stamps are awesome ... fantastic technique.