Saturday, August 1, 2020

Technique Junkies August Stamp Release Celebration

It's release time at Technique Junkies!  And do we have some fabulous new stamps this month!  You can find the entire line of new stamps at the TJ store HERE.  Use my code,
TJ10Lynda, you can take an additional 10% off the release stamps, and 10% off the rest of your order!
I have three cards for your inspiration today.


For my first and second cards, I used the amazing Chrysanthemum stamp, my favorite from this August collection.  On this card, I stamped it onto watercolor paper, and 'painted' it with Arteza Real Brush Markers.  I love the bold, crisp, bright colors in these brush markers.  I added some white colored pencil highlights.

I added the verse (front and inside) from the Love, Faith and Peace Set of 10, and some sequins.  Inside, I used a portion of the stamped Chrysanthemum.
I added some distressing on the verse panel with my iBrush ink applicators.  Many people ask how I achieve such smooth blends, and I give all the credit to these fabulous little applicators.  They are not sponge, but they are dense, soft brushes.  They grab the ink, and let it blend much more smoothly, without harsh lines that the sponge applicators tend to make.

For my second card, I used the same Chrysanthemum stamp.


For this card, I stamped the
I white embossed the verse from the Love, Faith, and Peace set.
On the inside, I used the remainder of the stamped image.

For my final card, I had to play with these adorable gnomes!  I love that this set has five of these cute little critters, and six verses!  Fabulous!


I stamped the Gnome with antique linen distress ink, and placed a mask over the image, then stamped the Single Sunflower over it with the same ink. 

I colored the images with Polychromos colored pencils.  I love these pencils, they are my favorite of all the colored pencils I have tried and owned.  I use these almost exclusively now.  They blend easily, and they don't build up wax like some other pencils.  They are not wax based, so I can layer lots and lots of color and pigment on, without it getting to the point where the paper won't take any more color.  This is how I achieve the depth of color.

I used an iBrush ink applicator to add the background, and hand-drew the grass and ground.  I stamped the Best Friends verse from the same Gnomies set with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink.
Inside, I stamped the gnome with blue distress ink, and added the verse.
So, there you have it.  Now be sure to check out the projects from my design team-mates for more inspiration.  Their links are on the list below:
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