|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.
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!