Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The best thing you can wear...

...is a Smile.

Happy Hump Day everyone! I've got a really cool project today. Hope it makes YOU smile as much as it does me.


I got my idea from 2 tutorials over on the Spectrum Noir Blog. Grid Background and Background Fun with Blender Pen Refill. Go check out those tutorials! Fun and easy ways to use your Spectrum Noir Markers for more than just coloring a stamped image!

I decided to make angled lines instead of the grid blocks as shown in the tutorials. My paper panel is 4" x 4"

It was super easy to mark off my cardstock panel, using the grid on my cutting mat. I used a couple pieces of washi tape to hold my paper in place. The lines darker than I normally make them...just so you could see in the picture -- but I erased them back to super super light before I started coloring. When YOU do this...draw the lines really light...just enough so you can see 'em.


Next, I colored all the darker sections with BG3. I let them dry before coloring the other sections with EB1. I used the chisel end of the marker. It's easy to get in the tight spots with the chisel simply by turning the angle of the pen.


Here's how it looks all colored in. Then I took my bottle of Spectrum Noir Alcohol Blender Marker Ink Refill and made drips and splatters. Make sure to let the panel completely dry before stamping!


The images are stamped with Memento Luxe Espresso Truffle ink. I love how the sentiment from Crafter's Companion Vintage Collection Sentimentals - Verses set goes perfectly with the vintage camera image from Crafter's Companion Stamp-It Australia Dreamer - Once in a Lifetime set. love love love love LOVE! :)

THEN...I took some tiny chipboard stars from Um WOW Studios and embossed the tops with Ranger Liquid Platinum.
Here's the before picture -- naked chipboard


Pick up the little star with your tweezers -- tap it on a Versamark Ink pad -- dip it in the embossing powder and zap it with the heat gun.
Now we have dressed up chipboard....



Thanks for stopping by today.

I hope you're wearing a smile today!



PS -- Don't forget about the Birthday SALE going on this week over at Crafter's Companion USA! The bargains are SURE to put a grin on your face! And AWESOME prizes are up for grab each day over on Facebook!

3 comments:

America said...

Hi Lori. OH MY this is so AWESOME!!! I love your fabulous design in these colors and fun coloring ideas for the background and that camera that goes beautifully with the stars. Fantastic techniques. Totally Inspired!

Patty Mowery said...

I was just going to tell you to check your camera. It got rained on. However, I read your tutorial and it was intentional. Cute card. I love it.

Blankina said...

Lovely technique. must try, thanks for the inspiration..
Hugs Blankina