Good morning! Last Sunday, I showed you an example of the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique. I have had a number of questions about this technique and when I looked back at my post, I failed to link the written tutorial. You can find it under Resources on Splitcoaststampers – Wrinkle Free Distress.
The image was water colored with markers and I used the new Spellbinders S4-218 Lattice Borderabilities for the border along the bottom. The new Spellbinders Pendants and matching Borderabilities will be available from Flourishes when they are released. Stay tuned for the announcement!
Did you see Leslie’s wonderful post the other day on What can you do with solid image stamps? It was an awesome post, especially the section on Versamark Resist! I was so inspired, that I decided to show you one more technique using solid image stamps, and another of my favorite techniques -- Faux Bleach. I’m on top of it today, and have provided the link to the Splitcoaststampers tutorial – Color Wash Faux Bleach.
I've used a variety of mediums before with the Faux Bleach Technique (i.e., alcohol inks, color wash dyes, water based inks), but I’ve never tried it the way I have for this post. I recently noticed that Flourishes now carries Copic Markers, and thought it would be fun to try airbrushing with Copics for today.
The idea of the Faux Bleach Technique is to stamp your image with embossing ink and then emboss with clear embossing powder. You then cover the embossing with any medium you wish, place between two sheets of paper and iron off the embossing. I have found that I like to use cardstock for the ironing because then I end up with another background I can use. An example of this would be the two tags below.
The tag on the right is the one I airbrushed with Copic Markers and the one on the left is the image obtained when the embossing was ironed off. Working with the airbrushed tag first, this is the card I came up with.
Now the tag created with the ironed-off embossing. Instead of a card, I decided on a bookmark to show you how versatile the backgrounds can be.
Thank you so much for allowing me to share my love of techniques and paper crafting with you. I’ve had fun writing these posts for you and hope that I have inspired you to try some new techniques!