Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Tropical beach scene

We made this card at the workshop I had last night. There are several fun techniques here. The first is moonlighting, which is masking to create the sun. Punch a circle out of a post-it note and use the hole to sponge in the ink. Then put the punched circle over the sun to mask it from the sky color.
Next up is masking and brayering. Adhere a big post-it note at the top of the cardstock then tear off across the bottom to expose the area for the sand. Brayer with Crumb Cake ink then spray on Gold Glow and Log Cabin smooch spritz. To create the sky, take the torn bottom part of your post-it note and cover the sand. TIP: Use hermafix adhesive for this since it's temporary. Remove the top part of the post-it note, make sure your circle mask is over the sun, and brayer with Bashful Blue. TIP: Don't have a full-sized ink pad to ink your brayer? Use reinker on a foam plate.
Next I stamped the palm trees and palm fronds. Because I was using clear mount stamps, I could bend the trunk of the palm tree!
The last technique is bargello. I cut 4 strips of striped DSP (2 are 1/2", 2 are 3/8") then adhered them to the Garden Green mat, varying the pattern of stripes and alternating the 2 sizes of strips.
Please try this and practice brayering. It's so much easier than you think! Repeated rolling helps even out the color, and you can also sponge and swirl ink over any remaining uneven areas. TIP: Store your brayer resting fully on the handle (rubber roller facing up). If you store it resting on the roller, you can get a flat spot.
Supplies (all SU): Stamps: Tropical Party, Sanded, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Travel Journal DSP; Ink: Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Garden Green; Accessories: 1" circle punch, smooch spritz, sponge, brayer
Happy stamping!

Jana Signature

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