Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Colouring on Kraft - Birthday x2

I watched a video recently by Natasha Foote and she demonstrated a neat technique on Kraft cardstock. Some images work better for this than others as I learned... ideally an image with lines is the best. 

The only products used are a white gel pen, a black fine tip marker and the stamped image. A stamp press is very helpful because the black image needs to be stamped after the white sections are coloured. It's almost impossible to remain within the lines and stamping a second time help to define those black lines. 

My better attempt at this (my second card) is shown first. I used a background stamp with lines so I could colour in only the ones that I wanted to be white. I had to stamp the image multiple times and realized after I removed the masking tape for the sentiment that the multiple stamping had gone through the tape and left marks on the sentiment panel. I cut another piece of Kraft cardstock and adhered it over the damaged section - no big deal. 

This card was my first attempt... and it was obviously not the best stamp to use for this. After I coloured in sections in both black and white, I restamped the image and added the sentiment. I also drew tiny black dots around the flowers. 

Both cards were adhered to a black base using craft foam for some dimension.

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Black Cardstock (both CMTH), Neenah Solar White Cardstock

Stamps: Happy Birthday (CTMH), Striped Jungle Background (SSS), Peony Cluster (Sweet and Sassy Stamps), Handmade Essentials (scrapbook.com)

Inks: Archival Black (CTMH), Obsidian Black Amalgum Ink (Gina K. Designs) 

Accessories: Craft Foam, Black Sharpie Marker, White Gel Pen



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