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Aglow with another tip!

September 7, 2016

Get ready, here come our designers with their tips, techniques, and tutorials featuring our newest releases Magic of the Season and Autumn Wishes. This week Micheline “Mimi” Jourdain joins us with her Top Three Tree watercolor tips.


Micheline “Mimi” sets our blog aglow as she inks up our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-491 Flambeau.



Download complete supplies and instructions HERE.

And what is Mimi’s tip today?


After masking her primary candle image, Mimi partially inked and stamped our Slapstick/Cling stamp, 40-137 Brick Wall, using Scattered Straw Distress Ink.


She used a wet paintbrush to spread the colors and add additional color where shading was needed. She then used the tip of an Exacto knife to scratch each brick joint to give the effect of roughness.


She also used fine sandpaper to go over the bricks to highlight the look of roughness.




Shop for today’s featured Penny Black supplies

40-491 Flambeau
30-384 Rejoice with Joy
40-137 Brick Wall



11 Comments leave one →
  1. Clelie permalink
    September 7, 2016 12:35 am

    What a beautiful card…warm and inviting! Great tips for the brick wall!

  2. Shirley permalink
    September 7, 2016 2:22 am


  3. Judy permalink
    September 7, 2016 6:12 am

    Beautiful card and I love the brick wall!

  4. Lynn Dalby permalink
    September 7, 2016 7:06 am

    Lovely Card.

  5. barbara lassiter permalink
    September 7, 2016 8:55 am

    I’m running out of words to describe Mimi’s work and I know I say it over and over, but it’s beautiful and gorgeous. Love the little tips and techniques she uses and appreciate seeing them. 🙂

  6. mjmarmo permalink
    September 7, 2016 9:11 am


  7. Tona permalink
    September 7, 2016 9:46 am

    Fabulous! Thanks for the tips.

  8. September 7, 2016 2:39 pm

    Must try this.

  9. September 17, 2016 12:20 pm

    This is gorgeous, Mimi!! Love the saturation of colors. I really need to get started on my Christmas projects. Thanks!

  10. Joan Schoppe permalink
    October 5, 2016 4:21 pm

    This card is just beautiful but what please is Frisket and how is it used? Mimi’s tutorial says to stamp the image on cardstock on which Frisket has already been sprayed/splattered.
    Thank you

  11. November 17, 2016 4:39 am

    I so appreciate your detailed instructions for this lovely piece. Thank you.

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