Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Little Black Magic....

This week in my Splitcoasterstampers newsletter the Monday technique was called Black Magic.  I went to Youtube and viewed a few of the video's on this technique.  I thought I'd try it out with one of my new Stmpin' Up! stamps and my favourite purple colourings.
The technique involves stamping an image onto black card in white ink - heat setting and then colouring over top with watercolour pencils and then finish by adding white dots.  I used a Hero Arts background cling flourish clear embossed for the black background.  I was quite pleased with how this turned out.

Last night I also tried a new technique that involved putting lots of PVA glue onto glossy black card, sprinkling some PearlEx powders over it and squishing them all through the glue with a brush and then heating with the heat gun.  The glue bubbles up and then plops back to give a texture to the card.  My attempt was okay... but think I needed more glue... Still managed to make a nice card with it 
I punched the butterflies from a piece of the card I made.  The front of the card I had lying around from when I first got the die and had been practising.  ( I'd cut it back to front on a piece of folded card base) 

Today has turned out rather nice considering all the horrid weather we have had all week so I'm off for a walk to enjoy it shortly.  Just waiting for hubby to get home from visiting his best friend from his youth, who is very sick in hospital.  

Take care and thanks for visiting.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Love the black magic technique and how the image pops when adding the white! Your PVA glue card is amazing, Dawn! WOW! Do you have a link with a video or tutorial? I'd love to try that one! The results are gorgeous!! Love the embossed, white frame around it too! Hope your weather has improved! :)

AnitaRex said...

Such cool techniques you did on these cards! The second one must have been a lot of fun! Glad to hear that weather is surprisingly good!

DominoDebi said...

I think they're both very magical! Bravo on both counts!!!

Vanessa said...

Wow, these look fabulous! Love both cards! Great use of the techniques! Our weather isn't anything like summer at the moment - it's raining all the time :(

Suzanne C said...

Love the PVA glue effect! Lovely card! The black magic turned out so elegant! Lovely use of both techniques.

Monika Reeck said...

I love your black magic card ooh Purple....and the one with Glue technique is sooo pretty...you are so dilligent using so many technique Dawn...I am a lazy stamper hehehe...Have a nice weekend dear..hugs...