Welcome to the Everything ABC’s Blog Hop!
For this hop we will be featuring the letter N. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their N element will be featured in their post. If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda’s blog ~ Scrappy Therapy
If you came from “Ren’ee Musgrave~ReneesCreativeQueens ” then you’re on the right track!
N is for Northern Lights technique.
Hello readers! I have landed back in Australia safe and sound after my awesome adventures overseas and I am looking forward to sharing more of that adventure with you in coming weeks. For now I am back on board with the everything ABC’s Blog hop and I hope you enjoy my N project, northern lights which I took with me to Convention in Anaheim for the Consultant Showcase. There are number of videos about this technique and I watched a few before trying it myself. I hope you enjoy my instructional video in and will have a go at replicating the technique of scrubbing and rubbing just with your $2 sponge!
Let’s get started by looking at some samples! Bring on the eye candy!
So how is it done?
You start with your inks all lined up – Honey, Topiary. Indian Corn Blue, Hollyhock, Outdoor Denim and Black. You will need the sponge to apply the ink and you simply rub the sponge on your inkpad and rub the ink onto your paper. You are rouging it scrubbing the ink into your White cardstock. Rub and buff!!! It is easier to show you how so here it is!
- Work on scratch paper so you can work well over the edges
- Do a bigger piece than what you need
- Work one colour then the next
- Begin with a kind of diagonal line
- smudge colours into each other to create more colours including purple! This works especially well if you are quick
- don’t fuss too much with placement – every time you do this it will be different to the last
- Change it up – make it lighter and brighter, leaving out the dark colours, adding more of one colour than another and more.
- It is recomended to use sihouette type stamps for this technique hence the trees and the city scape. But I challenge you to try other stamp sets such as Hello Tweety, Fast and Furious and Born to Ride!
Here is a picture of the finished artwork I was working on in the video featuring Born to Ride C1483. It is finished off with the Durable Studs Z1836
- Exclusive Inks Honey z2163 Topiary z2155 Indian Corn Blue z2130 Hollyhock z2128 Outdoor Denim z2140 Black z2105
- White Daisy Cardstock 1385 Black and Slate for mounting
- White Daisy Cards and Envelopes Value pack x254
- Sponge z697
- Durables Artisan Studs z1816
- Chalk Marker z1767
- Embossing folders for backing – Damask z1927
- Stamp Sets – choose from Always Grateful C1559 Cityscape C1563(retiring) Hello Tweety (already retired) Fast and Furious D1541 or Born to Ride C1483
You have reached the end of the blog hop but you can start over or continue at your next stop on our Everything ABC’S blog Hop – Linda Norman of Scrappy Therapy
In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!