Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spectrum Noir Resist Technique

Kendra shared a great tutorial on her blog recently, for a Spectrum Noir Resist Technique.  Take a look at her finished card:


Here is how she created this card (all text reprinted from her blog, with permission):


Step 1: I used the 3 small solid flowers from the Flower Power set and stamped them in a scattered pattern on white card stock with VersaMark ink.


Step 2: Cover the white card base with clear embossing powder & tap off the excess. The embossing powder will stick to the stamped images. 

TIP: For embossing powders that I use often, I like to keep them in a larger plastic container so I can dip the entire project in it. It makes is super easy to tap off the excess powder without having to put it all back inside the jar.


Step 3: Use your heat tool to emboss the stamped images.


Step 4: Select the Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink marker colors for the project.  I selected CG1 & CG2 for the greens and PP1, PP3, PP5 & CR11 for the pinks and red.   Selecting colors in the same color family make blending a snap!


Step 5: Using the chisel tip of the marker, start coloring sections of the card base.  As you color, the flowers you stamped will start to appear.  I started with CG1 (light green) and then added a section of CG2 (darker green).   Once you have the initial layers of green down ~ take your CG1 marker and go over the top of your CG2 color. This will blend the colors and take the darker green off the stamped flowers.


Step 6: Next make layers of your pinks ~ PP1, PP3 and then PP5. To blend them, use PP1 over the top of the darker colors.  Keep adding and blending color until the background looks like you want it to.


Just keep adding color and blending until your card base looks the way you want it.  This is a pretty quick and simple technique, but it's also a great way to practice your blending with the markers.


Step 8: Next I stamped the sentiment from the Through the Rain set on white card stock in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink & colored the word MUCH with my PP5 marker so it would pop.  I clipped the end with my square punch so it looked like a banner and then added some ribbon and a button.


Step 9: To assemble the card, I attached the stamped image panel to black card stock and then attached it to the white card base.   I added foam dots to the back of the sentiment and popped it up on top of the stamped background piece.

VOILÁ ~ you're done! I hope you enjoyed learning {or re-learning} this fun technique!

Our thanks to Kendra for sharing this fun technique and gorgeous card with us!

3 comments:

Kelly said...

Great technique! Thanks for sharing. Your card is beautiful!

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Denise said...

Fabulous tutorial Kendra!!!