Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Technique Tuesday with Amy!

Hi to everyone, it's Amy! Amy Hurley-Purdie to be exact!
I'm new to the blog, but I've been teaching, and designing
in the Scrapbook industry for 15 years. One of my favorite
things to  do is pass along fun techniques and ideas. As artist
we all love a new juicy idea's to get are creative juices flowing!

I thought I would share a fun and easy technique to
create something with your stamps in a different way.
First I stamped my image, (Whoots by Art impressions...
because hello, they're ADORABLE!) Next I outlined my image
with Glossy accents. Out line with thin lines, but remember the
glossy may pull apart and be thicker in some place and thinner
in others. Don't worry, wait a minute and then go back
and gently fill in the thinner spots. Let dry over night.

Next use spray adhesive on the front of the image and wrap with
aluminum foil (shiny side up). Take a small paint brush and go over nooks
and crannies of the image that now shows through the foil.( I pressed my
brush down hard enough so it would fan out on the page, but
not so hard to tear it) Then I took Alcohol inks and with my applicator
dabbed on inks in ginger and carmel( i love the warm brown, gold
and copper look this gives it, but you could use any colors you want).
Just keep dabbing and adding color until your happy.

I took a Copic marker in YR07 (cadmium orange),
100(black), and E18(copper) and added some details. I used white
liquid pearls to add some white accents on the eyes. Finally I've mounted
mine on a cute little sign, but you can use your imagination and go wild!

What a cute card, gift bag, or party decor this would be.
Remember there are no mistakes in crafting, only embellishment opportunities!

Happy crafting!


Linda Wescott said...

This is a fantastic technique, I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for the clear instructions. Hugs lin

Sue from Oregon said...

What a great technique Amy!

Barbara Bruder said...

I am going to have to try this technique. The end result is great looking!!! Thanks for the great directions!!

Amy Hurley-Purdie said...

Happy to share! Can't wait to see what you create with it!