Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Technique Tuesday - Paper Toling

Magenta is one of my favorite rubber stamp manufacturers. I love the detail in their images, their variety, and the quality of their stamps.  I made this card for a Magenta card swap, sponsored by Picatso, resident cat at Magenta.  I love Magenta's stamps for colored pencils, which is the medium I used on this card.  I also love that many of their stamps make wonderful backgrounds, like the swirl stamp I used on the background here. I inked it up with VersaMark ink, and stamped it repeatedly to create the swirl background.
The technique this week is paper toling, which is actually raised images.  On this card, I toled the nature sign, the bird, and the bird's heart wing.  To tole, simply stamp the images two or three times.  Color the main image, but do not color the parts that will be toled. Color the second or third copy of those parts. Then cut them out and add them to your main image using foam mounting tape!  It's that simple, and adds so much dimension and interest to your card.

This is the bird portion up close, so you can see the toling detail.

Hope you are making some time to stamp!  Try a new technique or two, or stick to the tried and true. Just get out your toys and play.

Blessings and peace,


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