Tuesday, March 24, 2015


This fortnight's technique is called Black Magic Resist and is made by combining the beautiful colours of the Ranger Distress Stains, black acrylic paint and clear embossing powder.  The resist part comes in when you use a mini craft iron to remove the embossing powder, thereby revealing the distress stains under the black paint.  Gorgeous background technique and the colours really pop against the black.
"Colour of your dreams"...


"A dream is a wish"...
"Don't look back"...
More samples to come.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


This fortnight is part 2 of the Watercolour Booklet which has 7 atc's in it.  The colour I used for this one is Peacock Feathers, even though it does look a little more like a cross between Tumbled Glass and Evergreen Bough! 
I worked out a way of closing the booklet by using some seam binding and colouring it with the Peacock Feathers so it all co-ordinated.  The only other colour I used was Brushed Pewter from the Distress Paint range applied with an aqua brush to give it a little more of a translucent look.  I also used a Stardust Gel Pen in Grey in a couple of places too.... like the dots on the front cover.  The tags hanging off the right of the first picture is the seam binding that acts as the closure to keep the book flat for when we put it into our Technique Book. 
 Love this technique and all the girls who created their own in class I'm sure will be very happy with the finished product.  I've said it in class before, this would be a lovely birthday gift for someone if you're prepared to do a little work and if you don't have appropriate stamp sentiments, simply type out the words you want to use and stick those down on the 7 atc's!

Page 2 and 3...
Page 4 & 5
Page 6 & 7

Here's the booklet opened up.  Apologies for the washed-out picture.

Here's another sample... "Believe"...(Barn Door, yep, I know it looks pink!!!)
and "Seek Possibilities"... (Peeled Paint & Brushed Pewter for highlights)