Monday, July 18, 2011

Masking on Glossy Paper

 Hi Friends,

Me (left) and Bev Gerard

Went to the local Rubberstamp show this weekend with my stamping buddy Lou (Stamp Cat Creations) and enjoyed shopping with her and being amongst all our other homies!  Stampers really truly rock, don't you know?!  Shout out to Joan (Stamping with a Passion) and Bev (Savor the Journey)!!  Loved visiting with ya ladies!!

This is a pic of me with Bev who was working the Rubbernecker Stamps booth along with Joan. So much fun!!  I always wish I had taken more pictures! 

At the show, one of my fav vendors, "Local King Rubberstamps" had a booth there this weekend. The designer was demo-ing several different techniques using glossy paper including the technique I learned from them last time I saw them.  It's one of my favs and I've blogged about it and used it many times. You can click on this link "Markers to Glossy Technique" (I made up the name, I don't know what it's official name is!!) to see the many times I've used that technique!

I was wowed by the way she was creating a blended, colorful background using regular make-up sponges and water-based inks directly onto glossy paper.  She used a mask to create the "sun" and once the mask was lifted, filled in the blank area with yellow.  Finally, she  overstamped the background with an image using black StazOn.  The results are beautiful!

This card is my version, using their "Silence" stamp.

For this next card, I created a mask from Tim Holtz' "Weathered Clock" die and used the TH "Old Car" stamp for the front image.  I also used TH Distress Inks; they tend to be a wetter dye and so the colors lend themselves to blending really well. I left the mask image blank and liked the contrast it created with the dark colors.  I went ahead and attached the clock hands that the die made with an eyelet to complete the card front.

For this next card, I used SU's "Lattice" die to create a mask and used the "Silence" stamp again as the front image.
A little "oops" required me to hand-draw a third bird flying around on this card!!  You'll have to compare the two cards (the pink one and this one) to see if you can figure out which is the "extra" bird LOL!!

And just for fun -- and because I love the technique, I made another card with the markers direct-to-rubber technique that I learned from "Local King Rubberstamps" last year.  I included a few quick pics of how it was made.

Used SU markers in Bermuda Bay, Ballet Blue, Pear Pizzaz for the color on the birds.

A photo of the rubber that has been randomly colored with the markers. Part of the technique is to then add a tiny bit of black here and there onto the colors before stamping.

This is the first "layer" of the image stamped onto the glossy paper.

I then colored a Rubbernecker branch stamp called "Floral" in the same way using Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip and stamped it onto the panel.  

Finally, this technique has you using a background stamp over the entire image.  Here I used SU's retired French Script with Adirondack "Lake Mist" ink for my "background".  It's such a light color that it doesn't interfere with the main image colors.

TFL, I'm so glad you stopped by!


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

How fun that you got to meet Bev and Joan and to see the picture of you and Bev! I love your fabulous cards and appreciate your sharing how to do the technique, Anne! Hugs!

Lou said...

WOW, you have been busy!!! LOL, They look fab as always.... I haven't done diddle with mine... :)

thestampingbug said...

Beautiful cards ! I remember being mesmerized by the owner of that stamp company (watercolored bird). She stamped and did her magic so quickly! I kick myself that I didn't get any of her stamps.

Joan Ervin said...

Hey, sweet girl...sure was good to see you and hug your adorable self!!!! Wish I would have had more time to visit and cruz around the show...maybe next time!! Your cards are all FABULOUS, as always...thanks for all the deets!! I'll have to get out my glossy paper and get to work!!!! Take care and hope to see ya soon...maybe in California!!

stampinjane said...

really love this card! Is this a penny black image - if not I would like to try to track down the bird stamp if you happen to know the manufacturer-maybe fate will smile on me and I can find it if it is no long available-

I am a new FAN of your blog-found you through a post on ingenious inkling!