Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Soft Glimmer

The soft glimmer of Arla Ogle's swap card immediately caught my eye. It's a process with bleach, pastels and shimmer paint. Here's how she did it:
  1. Stamp using bleach on Early Espresso CS. When dry, use cotton balls or q-tips to apply pastels. Wipe the whole thing down with a tissue. Apply more pastel to reach desired color intensity.
  2. Use a sponge dauber to apply a thin coat of shimmer paint to stamp (Arla used champagne mist), stamp over pastel image by "eyeballing it" or use a Stamp-a-ma-jig for greater precision.
  3. Stamp with Versamark on Very Vanilla card base. Use cotton balls or Q-tips to apply pastel, wipe down. Overstamp with shimmer paint, as described above.
  4. With the extra shimmer paint left on the dauber, Arla accented the greeting.
I can hardly wait to try this myself! I've always been fascinated by alternate uses for household products. We appreciate your letting us CASE your project (that's demonstrator talk for Copy And Share Everything!). -Kathy

All Supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Gently Falling (Holiday Mini)

Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Cajun Craze, More Mustard
Accessories: Stampin' Pastels, Decorative Label punch, Champagne Shimmer Paint, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals

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