Friday, July 9, 2010

Extravaganza Technique 1


One of the great honors I have this year at Convention, is teaching at Extravaganza.  Extravaganza is part class, part art showcase, part new product highlight,  and 100% fun!  Teachers must apply, and only a select few are chosen - this year only 32!  We are given a selection of new, top secret products, and few weeks to create amazing artwork and build a class around a particular topic.

My topic this year was Irresistibly Adorable Ideas.  I was to create and teach artwork techniques that highlight resist.  Primarily this technique is used with heat embossing, but you can also use rub-ons, paint, stickers and more!

Over the next few days, I'll show 3 of my favorite resist techniques - the ones I'll be teaching in my class.  Then, on the last day, I'll show off pictures of the boards I created for Extravaganza - the ones featuring new products!

Today's technique is called "Emerging Colors".  There are a few supplies you will need to do this technique.

-Light colored cardstock (white or cream is best)
-1 light, 1 medium, and 1 or 2 dark ink colors
-large detailed background stamp (at least 2x2 if not bigger - newsprint type stamps, scroll work, light floral backgrounds are all great.  Avoid anything with heavy, bold lines
-large bold stamp (at least 2x2 -this is where thick lines or large inked areas are great - for example, balloons, large celtic designs, snowflakes, etc)
-small swirly stamps or words stamps (1x1 or so).
-clear embossing powder
-heating tool
-versamark ink


1. Stamp your large detailed background stamp all over the light cardstock.  I've used the text from Noted Backgrounds stamps in Desert Sand ink.  Bamboo would also have worked.  This color needs to be the LIGHTEST of all the inks you will use.  Wait for the ink to dry completely - or use a heating tool to dry your ink.  It must be completely dry before going on to step 2.

2. Emboss in clear embossing powder your large bold stamp.  I used Damask Tiles stamps  I did not include a photo of this.  But you can see it clearly in the next shot.


3.  Use a sponge or brayer and rub medium colored ink all over the whole paper.  I used a new color called Gypsy.  The embossed areas will show through the ink revealing the detailed stamping below.  When you are satisfied with the coverage of ink,  take your smallest stamp and darkest color (Pansy Purple in my card), and random stamp over the inked areas.  Then use a tissue to rub ink off of the embossed areas.

Here is a card I made using this technique.  You can see all 4 layers - the text bottom stamp, the bold embossed stamp, the medium ink color, and the tiny scroll stamp in the darkest color!


6 comments:

Kim Harper said...

Nona Thank you so much for sharing with those of us who are not at Convention and all your customers and followers this amazing technique. I cannot wait to try it. Your card is beautiful. I hope to one day be at Convention and learn from you as you teach your class!

scrappernic said...

Stunning card! I love this technique, but haven't done it in a while. I so wish I was at convention! One of these years.

scrappin' happy said...

Thank you for showing us! Love the new color. Can't wait to see the rest.

Tresa Black said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the peek at the new color, TFS!

Cheryl Even said...

Thanks so much for showing this technique. I used it today to create the background paper for my layout, and I love the results!

Crafty Jenn said...

This is a REALLY cool technique! I'll definately have to try that in one of my classes!