Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Technique Tuesday - Watercolor Pencil on Black Card Stock

Thinking of You Card
I really enjoy using black card stock, so thought I would do a series of posts on techniques you can do with black.  The look is striking, and really shows off the color of your stamped images.
This first technique in the black series is using watercolor pencils on an embossed image!  Who thought, right?  Well, the folks over at Magenta had a post on their blog about it here, so I had to try it out, being a Magenta girl, and all.  Here's my take on the technique: 
Here's how it's done:
  • Stamp an image onto black card stock using white pigment ink.  I used a static bag on the card stock first, so the powder would only stick where I wanted it to.
  • Apply white embossing powder, and heat to emboss.  Let cool.
  • Using watercolor pencils (NOT plain colored pencils),  simply color on the embossed areas.  The color will take, and it really pops, don't you think?  Love the look.
 I even did a little shading and blending, and was amazed how easy it was.

The stamps on my card are Impression-Obsession, and I entered this card in the IO challenge HERE.
The challenge was to use your favorite IO stamp (I used an image from my favorite clear stamp set CL124 Solid Florals.
I also entered it in the Card Patterns Sketch 114 Challenge HERE.  This is the sketch.

Hope you'll give it a try!


Other news:  My Etsy Shop, Tattered Daisy HERE is open, and I have added a few more items to it.  I'm adding more every couple of days, as I get the chance.  I didn't do anything with it over the weekend, or yesterday and today, as I went to my daughter's for Mother's Day.  She took me to see Wicked!!  I'm still singing the songs, and absolutely loved it!!  I'm working on an article about it, and will post it on my writing blog, A Little Perspective, when it is finished.  I shared my list of six promises I make to myself on my recent post there, if you'd like to check it out.

Then yesterday I worked and had a toothache all day and night, and today went to the dentist and was told I need a root canal, and have an infection in the molar where the pain is.  I'm on antibiotic, and can't wait to get this over with.  Dreading it, of course, but not a big fan of the pain either!  Had my prayer shawl group today, and went to work for a couple of hours.  Hope to get to posting more items in my shop tomorrow after work.
That's it for today.  Enjoy the lovely weather we are finally getting!



  1. What a gorgeous card and what a great technique. I am definitely going to try this! Thank you so much for playing in the challenge, Lynda, and good luck in the drawing too!

  2. Very nice and thank you for sharing that technique. Glad you joined us at cardpatterns.


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