Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Spectrum Noir Technique and Giveaway Friday Winner

Today I'm sharing another Spectrum Noir technique!  Have you been thinking about coloring directly to rubber with Spectrum Noir markers but have not tried it yet?  I encourage you to go for it! That's exactly what I did on this card.  I was inspired by this tree in my yard.  I could see perfect leaves, not so perfect leaves, some are all one color, and others that are a blend of colors.

For my card, I picked the leaves from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Silhouette Garden set. Oh!! How I love all the possibilities with her silhouette images!  I colored directly onto the rubber with my markers, using the chisel end. NOTE: with light colors, you will not be able to see the ink, but it's there!

Next, I spritzed with alcohol then stamped onto Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol MarkersNOTE: Do not spray directly onto the stamp, but allow the mist to fall on it. If you spray directly, the force of the spray washes the color completely off the stamp. Ask me how I know. :o) I was so happy with the blending that just 'happened!'

I repeated several times, stamping randomly. For the last couple of times, I just colored and stamped - no alcohol, I wanted to see the difference. One branch, I just used one color.  I liked how it turned out!  I cleaned my stamp right away, by spritzing a little alcohol and then water.


I used one of the new Embossalicious folders (I love that name! :o)) to give one of my layers texture.  On the inside I colored on the butterfly image and spritzed alcohol, allowing just the mist to fall on the stamp.

Here's a close up so you can see the cool texture it creates.

List of Supplies Used
Stamps: Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Silhouette Garden
PaperUltra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol MarkersStampin' Up! black & summer sun
Ink/ColoringSpectrum Noir Markers,  VersaFine onyx black ink pad
Accessories: alcohol in a spray bottle, Embossalicious 6" X 6" Embossing Folder - Floral Frenzy

Now! Announcing the winner of this cute, cute  Mulberry Wood EZMount Stamp Set - Dreams of Santa

Mulberry Wood EZMount Stamp Set - Dreams of Santa

Congratulations Robert
rosenrobrt said...

Hurry, Hurry....Christmas is Coming!! 
September 28, 2012 8:03 AM
Robert , please email your full name, snail mail address and stamp set won to: tlynn@wideopenwest.com.


Thanks for visiting!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!



Joan V said...

Trena, I just love the tree leaves that you put together on the card. I never heard of misting with alcohol. Can you explain this please? Any alcohol? Well, not the drinking kind I am sure. LOL. Is it the alcohol for the blending pen? Thanks for sharing.

Dorina D said...

Great card and techniques. Cohgrats to the winner.

Kathy said...

Love the card, thank you for the tutorial. Beautiful blending!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Oh my goodness this is such a beauty, love how you used the leaves.

Linda said...

Wow. This card turned out beautifully. I am concerned, though, that the alcohol will eventually dry out the rubber stamp. Can you please explain how you avoid that??? Thanks. Linda E.

KYCrafter said...

Great tutorial!! I love it when you just KNOW when something will work or not. Wink, wink!!

Trena in Naperville said...

Thank you All for your lovely comments. Thanks for asking about the type of alcohol Joan - I did not think to put in that detail! I use 91% rubbing alcohol - easy to find, inexpensive and can be used for many household, medical, and crafting applications! I have a bottle in the bathroom and a bottle in my stamping headquarters. :o) Linda, that is something I've also considered. I'm just careful not to use the method too often on the same rubber.

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

{Chrissie} said...

Trena, you always have a new technique that I have to try! This card is fantastic!