Friday, March 22, 2019

Acrylic Block Coloring Round 2 - Beautiful Lilies

I'm back from Simon Says CREATE in Columbus, and while I haven't caught up on sleep, it was so much fun to catch up with a room full of all my favorite crafty peeps.

I was helping with the Create & Takes at the Picket Fence Studios booth, where we had tons of fun ink blending and using those AMAZING Foiled Impression dies that deboss and foil with one pass through the Gemini. This was positively my favorite thing at Creativation. I'll have some projects with these soon.

But at my March class, before I hopped on a plane, we did the coloring technique with acrylic blocks I showed in this video Thursday on a perfect card for the Easter season - I love these little lilies. You can see my colored pencil work on this stamp here.

If you are a subscriber to my YouTube channel you can be notified when my videos premiere, if they are scheduled in advance like this one is. Just click "set a reminder" on the premiere page.

But in the meantime, enjoy this beautiful spring stamp - we did this one in this month's card class using just three of these water-based markers. I hope it's starting to show signs of spring where you are. We've got bluebonnets for days.

I love how the coloring with blocks becomes abstract and grunge. I couldn't deliberately have done that with my markers if I tried, and I've always loved that look.

CL082 Small Blocks Trio - Hero Arts
[ HA ]
You Make Me Smile
[ GNK ]
Zig CLEAN COLOR 36 SET Real Brush...
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Cut Align
[ MSP ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]



PS - my Giveaway winner from the Picket Fence release is:


Check your email for your gift code Mary!

Loveyameanitbye. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Acrylic Block Coloring Video + Giveaway

Sometimes in my classes, I teach quick ways to color. I have a mix of experienced and new stampers each time, and so I try not to super complicated coloring techniques. We only have about 90 minutes, and we make three cards, so I have to keep it moving along.

This month, I did one of my favorite coloring methods. It breaks your brain the first time you do it but it makes sense after that. I'll have another card with this technique on my blog next week from what we actually did in class.

But after I got home, I filmed the process and I used three different variations to get three different looks, which you'll see in the video.

But first - let's start with the background. If you missed it, the video for that technique is at this post.

I cut that up into card panel sizes, and first I used it here, which you might have seen.

But for today's project, I wanted to have the sentiment be sort of foggy in the background. Whenever you stamp on top of white paint, that paint will resist your ink - so I knew that my sentiment would sort of weave in and out of background and foreground, which is what I wanted - almost a graffiti look. I also wanted my flower to remain the focus, so I stamped the sentiment from this set in Morning Mist, which was perfect for the look I wanted. Then I stamped the flower from this set in Nocturne, and then did the technique you'll see in the video using these watercolor brush markers - this is a new set of colors, and it has the most perfect cyan and magenta in all the land - they mix to make that beautiful purple on my flower. I cut it out with the matching dies and glued it to the card front.
Next for a more vibrant look, I did the third method in the video - same colors, sentiment from the same set, same ink.
Aren't those fun? And when you see how they come together in two seconds - I think you'll love it. 

So here's the video - or you can watch here on YouTube. But come back, because I'll have a giveaway below!






Wonderland Stamp & Die & Mask Stencil...
[ ALTN | SSS | CST ]
Flower Arrangement Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Hero Arts Rubber Stamp SMALL BLOCK...
[ SSS ]
Art Anthology BIG CRAFT MAT 24x36 311473
[ SSS ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair NOCTURNE...
[ SSS | ELH | CST ]
Tsukineko VersaFine Clair MORNING...
[ SSS | CST ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSP | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Crafter's Companion GEMINI...
[ SSS ]
Cut Align
[ MSP ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]
Altenew Blog - Inspiring crafters...
[ ALT ]

Altenew's new set of these watercolor brush markers are out today - the colors are gorgeous.


Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on my blog today. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 3/31/2019!

So leave me a comment with which of these is your favorite color.

Loveyameanitbye.

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