Welcome to our Tuesday with the Team blog post at Magenta! On one of the Tuesdays each month, we will feature DT member's tips and/or tricks in regards to a crafty topic. This month, the team is sharing different tips and ideas on ways to colour a stamped image.
EASY: Use your good ol' watercolor pencils to just add a touch to the flowers,
the background has been made with Nuance powders!
Add some white accents with an acrylic marker..
This image is so versatile, and easy to stamp and color. I stamped it twice.
As soon as I heard the theme RUST, I thought: that's for me! I LOVE the color of rust. It also made we want to try the Rusting Powder from Paper Artsy!!
I did make some mistakes with the Rusting Powder. My first try went (partially) into the waste bin; I sprayed too much water, so the powder colored it rusty around the stamped image as well; yes I actually tried to use it on a stamped image. I could save only a part of it to make some ATC'S from.
Rust = metal? No.. the rusting powder can be used on any surface, even on fabric. You'll discover where I have used the powder when you read on.
YES, some home decor, A4 size. The chicken wire has been patiently waiting in my stash for several years....
I started the project on a piece of fabric, cotton, covered partially with white gesso. I left some edges, so it would create a frame around the main part. When dry, I added the stamping with black StazOn (on the wrong side!!) with a stampng tool. I could not understand why it was so difficult to stamp a dark image on it, even after the third try, until I realized that I stamped on the backside.....
....BUT that's a happy accident as far as I am concerned, as I could add color more easily to the beautiful foliage stamps from Lin Brown. I used some watered-down Brown Shed Fresco Chalk Paint to color it.
The outlines of the stamped image were done with a black marker. The gesso at the back kept it from bleeding too much!
A close-up of the sponging in the background with PS074 and PS021, just to add some interest to the background. Do you see the structure paste on the base board with PS021? These were 'colored' with Rusting Powder, too.
Maybe you can see the rust better on these:
As you might have guessed: I also rusted the chicken wire by applying black structure paste to it, and make the powder stick to it before it had dried ... I sprayed it only after the paste was dry, to make sure the powder wouldn't run off from the moist. It really is like magic, it's real rust, and you wouldn't want this on metal that should not get rust on them; it smells like rust too! I sprayed it with a fixative after I was happy with the rusting effect.
The edges around the frame is where there was no gesso at the back, and I could easily color that with wetting it, and adding distress inks.
I particularly like the way the foliage has turned out!!
Nuance for the background...
I must confess... the embossing powder on the black stamping happened by mistake. I stamped the script with versamark and discovered that the black ink also had white embossing powder on it.. it was not dry completely. BUT I kind of liked it, so decided to heat emboss it this way.
Today is the last time I will be posting as a design team member for Art Anthology! yes, sadly, as I step down from the design team after being there for a year..
...but don't be sad, there are very talented new design team members already there!
Thanks Stayce for having me, I really had fun working (playing) with your beautiful product! They will stay in my stash and I am sure I will USE them! I am entering this in the challenge on 1. Mini Album Makers Challenge
2. SSS Monday challenge : Not a card ****
This time I chose to alter a book into a bookbox. It was a looooooot of work!
I gave myself some homework: and I must say: mission accomplished...
I wanted to know whether I like to work on a white or black surface better?! I still don't know the answer.. I like them both.
I chose to use the colors from the current moodboard: