Monday, August 22, 2022

A New Technique

Today I'm sharing a card I made over the weekend using a new technique for me.  

I read a great tutorial from Beccy's Place on coloring white on a dark paper, and knew this was something I wanted to try out.  Here's the link to her blog article.

For this project I selected Simon Says Stamps, Bouquet of Thanks.

My first attempt I used a "Koh-i-noor Hardymuth' white chalk pencil from Hobby Lobby.  The lead was too soft and about impossible to have any difference between light and dark shades.  That sample went in the trash...

Then I tried 'Spectrum Noir" 002 white pencil, which was a firmer lead and much easier to control.  I hesitated to share my completed first attempt ~ when you look how wonderful Beccy's look in her article.  But as I've encouraged you before, documenting your progress is part of your growth.  

This isn't bad, I just hope to improve in using this technique.

 I rarely use my white pigment ink pad, so 'ugh' when the inking isn't even.  

As you can see I added a scalloped peach mat and a marbleized matting paper to the image, then mounted on a gray card base to complete the card design. 

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  1. I hear you about not being happy with results - but thank you for sharing your less than perfect (in your eyes) so that we are encouraged. Love the background colour you chose - so rich!

  2. Wow! I checked out the technique; she made that look so simple! Light layer of colour, mark the highlight, soften the edges! I bet it takes lots of practice to get it looking as hers. You’ve done well in your attempt! Delighted to have you join us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  3. I looked at that technique and decided it was too hard. Good on you for giving it a go Pam. I like the resulting card. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  4. Youre card is so gorgeous, I love it !! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Craft Rocket Challenge Blog.