25 March 2008

Is it snowing OR is it magic??

Tonight the Braeburn Paperkrafters had a play with the Magic Snowflake Technique. It's an interesting technique & very simple.
- Emboss an image on glossy card stock (CS) with white embossing powder.
- Slightly wet a cotton wool ball with isoproponal alcohol - also known as rubbing alcohol (it's what you use to clean your heads in cassette & VCR players).
- Add 2 drops of one colour & 2 drops of another colour from re-inkers. In both my examples I used a 3rd colour as well. Dab in a circular motion all over the glossy CS, at this stage it looks really messy.
- Reheat with the heat tool & the colours actually run together & the white embossing becomes clean again as the alcohol evaporates.
- If still messy rub the cotton wool ball some more around CS. Reheat again with heat tool.
- Use an aquapainter to highlight some areas with a complimentary or contrasting colour - HAVE FUN!

See Split Coast Stampers for the full tutorial.

Stamps: Petal Prints, Small Sayings
CS: Glossy White, Bashful Blue, Green Galore
Reinkers: 2 drops of Apricot Appeal, 2 drops of Green Galore, 1 drop of Cameo Coral
Ink: Versamark, Green Galore
Other: aquapainter - painted centre of flowers with Pixie Pink ink, apple green grosgrain ribbon, 1/2 inch circle punch to "pinch out" edges

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Warm Words
CS: Glossy White, Really Rust, Old Olive
Reinkers: 2 drops of Old Olive, 2 drops of Certainly Celery, 1 drop of Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Versamark, Old Olive
Other: aquapainter - painted tips of leaves & acorn with Bravo Burgundy ink, copper cord

1 comment:

Judy said...

What a lovely relaxing evening doing what we all enjoy most! Thanks Karen and I'm thrilled with the way my cards turned out but you can bet they'll appear on my blog!