Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Splitcoast Stampers - Transparent Balloon Tutorial

Oh My!  I can finally share some fun news!  Splitcoast Stampers asked me to do a coloring tutorial for their website!  I was so excited!  I thought I would not be able to keep a secret until time to post, but I kept my lips sealed!  I decided I to do a little tutorial on coloring transparent balloons.  I have done this technique in many of my classes, and everyone always seem to enjoy it.

Jumbo Balloons by The Peddler's Pack

For the tutorial, I used the much smaller stamp, to keep the video short. You would use the same exact technique to color the larger image. Here are a few photos of transparent balloons. Please check  out the tutorial on the Splitcoast Stampers website 
Drift Gift by Stampendous

Please watch the video on Splitcoast Stampers!

Colorful Hugs, 
Jennie Black

Sunday, May 15, 2016

MMC #24 Butterflies & Blooms

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Well, Here I am with my two entries for the Butterflies and Blooms challenge.  I don't know why but I seem to always say flutters and butters when trying to say flowers and butterflies.  lol...  I am not really a mixed media gal, but am trying to break out of my comfy zone, because I find that the cards I make go into a shoe box and stay there.  Things like this, I can set out and share with others or give as gifts.

When I saw Ken's challenge project I was totally inspired and remembered some old frames I had in the garage in the "someday projects box". Here is Ken's Project.
Check out Ken's tutorial here
I started out by trimming a piece of Canson watercolor paper to fit the frames. In the first photo I used the Hibiscus stamp drawn by Dina Kowal, it's available through Impression Obsession.  I just love this stamp, it looks like it was drawn with a thin black marker.   For the second and third projects,  I then used
Stampendous Duo stencils and pen to trace my flowers onto the watercolor paper. These Duos are so cool because they come with two stencils that you can layer or use separately and also have a awesome pen. You can find them in your local scrapbook store!

Stampendous Duos
Trim watercolor cardstock to fit frame
Trace flowers onto your cardstock using the stencils and pen provided in Duos set. You can also add doodles as desired.

Make a paint palette using colorburst or ink refills and water. 
Now using a paint brush paint your image as desired. I wanted a bright strong finished project to look tropical. So I used strong mixtures and layed the "paint" on thick.  If you want a more pastel looking finished project, you can use more water and less colorburst or ink.   To add the textured background, I first painted using Turquoise Colorburst, then I dropped water onto the background and dabbed it up with a dry papertowel.  It diluted areas to make a textured watery background. Here are the finished projects.
Be sure to check out the Mixed Media challenge and see all of the projects by team members and entries.  I was super impressed with a few DT members entries... Here are my favs.
Have a great day!
Jennie Black