Masterpieces with Mimi: Emboss Resist Technique
Happy Saturday! Welcome to our next edition of “Masterpieces with Mimi.” Join us once a month as the talented Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain shares a beautiful card along with her creative process.
Today Mimi shares with us wonderful painting techniques which look beautiful when combined with our solid/silhouette floral stamps such as 30-281 Flower Sparks.
MATERIALS NEEDED: Penny Black Stamps (3939K Queen Anne’s Lace, 30-281 Flower Sparks, 30-286 Heartfelt), VersaMark Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers (Weathered Wood, Peeled Paint), Distress Ink Pad (Black Soot), White Acrylic Paint, Watercolor Paper (Fabriana, 100% Cotton, 140 Lbs, Hot Pressed)
STEP 1: Stamp and heat emboss using VersaMark Ink and clear embossing powder both Penny Black stamps: 3939K Queen Anne’s Lace and 30-286 Flower sparks 30-286 as shown on the card or where your inspiration dictates.
STEP 2: With a large paint brush wet the cardstock with water. Add reinker ink on the acrylic block, dilute with water and apply to the wet cardstock as shown. It has to be light at first.
STEP 3: Keep on adding ink, a little at a time, around the embossed area. Make sure the cardstock is always wet.
STEP 4: Continue adding Weathered Wood ink to darken where you wish and add a little Peeled Paint ink. This will enrich the Weathered Wood color. Instead of the Peeled Paint you could also try orange or yellow ink colors.
STEP 5: Put some Black Soot from the Distress Ink pad on the acrylic block, dilute with water, and paint the left corner while cardstock is still wet.
STEP 6: With a small paint brush, color shadows with Weathered Wood ink underneath the flowers. Let stand for a minute or two and add Black Soot (diluted with water). Choose the side on which the shadows will go. Do not hesitate to lighten the black shadow with water. Let dry a little. Then, with the tip of your small paint brush, add a darker black (less diluted) a small amount at a time, right up against the flowers and stems. This will really highlight the image! Also add Black Soot ink to the empty spaces within the flowers. (Mimi says, “The white spots are the result of me not removing all of the clear embossing powder before embossing and I now realize that it is very pretty… mistakes can give birth to a beauty.”)
STEP 7: With a white gel pen, lengthen the stems and added shadows. Then add water on the rest of Black Soot on the acrylic block and with a paint brush, sprinkle the card after masking the parts where it was not needed. Mimi only wanted to sprinkle the dark part. Also sprinkle some white paint above over the image. Stamp sentiment. ET VOILA!
Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies:
- 3939K Queen Anne’s Lace
- 30-281 Flower Sparks
- 30-286 Heartfelt
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