OK, fess up - who out there only has one favorite technique? It would be impossible for me to narrow it down to just one, I try different techniques all the time - some work out well ... and some, of course, not so well! One of my most favorite moments is when I find a new technique and that is what I am going to share with you today.
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A couple of weeks ago, I was making a masculine birthday card and I had chosen to work with the Wild Cats set. I had stamped the Tiger image in Memento black ink on top of the Buff flocking, and it looked OK, but I thought, I wonder if I could give him some green eyes? So I tried with a Copic marker and guess what? It worked! This immediately got me to thinking, .... then trying ...... and then Eureka!
You can find a complete Tutorial on the Sparkle N Sprinkle website, but today I will share a couple of pics. and notes, to hopefully whet your appetite.
Caillie from Set 231 - Kitty Trio will be modelling our technique today!
Apply 2 1/2" Tear-ific Tape to a piece of white cardstock, (if the image is too large for the tape, then use Super Adhesive Sheets) remove protective backing and apply Snow White flocking to cover exposed tape. Burnish in well with your finger. Stamp your image in Memento Tuxedo Black (you will be coloring with Copics - so you need to use Memento). Take a Copic marker of your choice and delicately dab the color onto the flocking. You don't go in circles like you would on cardstock, or you will dig a hole in the flocking!
Continue, with different colors of markers, until you are done.
Just a couple of pointers:
1) If you don't like a color that you have used, you can go over with another color and change it. Just remember - "dab" the color on - do not overwork it.
2) If you go outside the lines or you get the ink where you didn't mean to - you can remove it by using the blender. The Copics work on the flocking, just as they do on cardstock.
...... and here is the finished card - Callie on the Cat Walk!
So that's all there is to it!
Next you need to try just adding color to colored flockings! Gives the image a more realistic look. See the difference between the two tiger cards below:
Finally, let me leave you with a couple more samples. Leo was done with Snow White flocking, while the Puppies were shaded and highlighted over Buff and Elephant Gray flocking. If you click on any of the photos it will take you to the card and full instructions in the Sparkle N Sprinkle Gallery.
Well that's it for today from me. I hope you'll give this a go. Again, if you need it, you can find a full tutorial here at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Website.
Now after you've left me a comment, it's time to jump on over to see what fun technique, fellow designer, Anne has up her sleeve. Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day!