Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Cards & Cool Techniques

Yesterday I got together with Laurel, JennyB, and RosieB at Heidi's for a technique class.  You know I am a true technique junkie, so these classes are always a favorite.

Three cards, three techniques, and a whole lot of laughs and good conversation.

On this card, we stamped on  several layers of aluminum foil, then used a stylus to dry emboss around the stamped lines.


The next card started with spraying white cardstock with water, then laying down color with water color crayons and an aquapainter.  After drying, we stamped with clear ink, covered the image with clear embossing powder, and set it with the heat gun.  Then more of the first step.  Finally, covering the paper with scrap paper, we ironed until the embossing melted away.  We finished with some flourishes.  I think it's a nice batik look.



I think this last one is my favorite.  Messy, unusual, and so much fun.  First we squeezed some floor wax onto a sheet of parchment paper that was folded in half (just on one half), then added several squirts of three reinkers.  I chose blues and green.  Then we put some white tissue paper on top, closed up the parchment paper and smooshed it until the tissue paper was completely covered with color.  Then some sprinkles of mica powder.  To speed up drying, we covered the tissue paper with white cardstock and smooshed some more.   I love how it looks on the tissue paper, but also the parchment paper and cardstock, and will use those in future projects. The tissue paper was trimmed to size, attached to white cardstock and here is the finished card:



Don't know if you can really appreciate the sparkle from the mica powder, but  it is dazzling in person.

12 comments:

Dorothy said...

Stunning Eileen!!

Shirley said...

It's always fun to come and see what you have done! shirley n.

Diann said...

What a good time you were bound to have had with your friends! I like them all but LOVE the second one and am going to give that a try over the weekend. Of course, I love the rich colors of the last one and like the dry embossing too on the first! Thanks for sharing!
Diann

Penny Duncan Creations said...

OMG Eileen!!!! The middle card is BREATHTAKING!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!

Patti Senter aka NW Lady said...

This is beautiful, what did you use to attach the tissue to the cardstock to get it this clean without rips and ripples??? Can't wait to see what you created with the cardstock and parchment paper

Carol's Crafts said...

Beautiful cards, Eileen. The second one with the flourishes really blew me away. I love to learn new techniques too.

Ann said...

love these techniques..thanks so much for sharing.

Angie Hall Haviland said...

WONDERFUL cards, Eileen!! Looks like you all had a great time!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Very cool techniques! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for the detailed explanations.

Lori said...

Whoa! Great techniques! I really like the watercolor card, do you need my mailing address? Hee Thanks for the instructions, too! Very cool!

Lori said...

You've been dubbed again! Check it out if you still like me, hee hee.

Julie Ann said...

Such beautiful cards!! You are a wealth of crafty information! I love seeing all the different things you come up with :)