Sunday, November 24, 2013

Several of us enjoyed another class from Susie this afternoon. This class taught us how to blend Tombow marker colors with water and a small, fine watercolor brush on a stamped image. Of course, we had stamped images from Magenta to work with. It is a fun technique but it also requires patience and diligence. Here's a few samples of 'works-in-progress' that are quite good considering Marj and Patti had just learned the technique.

by Marj Marion
Stamp from Magenta

by Marj Marion
Stamp from Magenta

by Patti Ritterhouse
Stamp by Magenta

This particular technique, learned from Mimi's A La Carte in Montreal, Quebec, requires the use of the Tombow markers. Attempts have been made to use other water based markers and they do not blend as well, if at all.

Tombow markers are open catalog until Tuesday. You may want to order small sets or individual colors that you want to add to your existing collection. If you want to order the markers, please stop into the store or call the store at 360.357.6820 before noon on Tuesday.

If you're wanting to attempt this technique, the Magenta stamps are available at Art 'n Soul now, as well as the Liquid Applique for puffy snow and the Shabby White Embossing Enamel from Stampendous. The 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper supply will be replenished tomorrow.

At the Memory Box blog, there are directions for this cute Christmas card. Click on this link to go directly to the Memory Box blog:

"Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree....

Hello, Everyone!
It's creeping up on us - my kid has already started the list of what she wants to find under the tree. ;~D
Which is probably why I ended up playing with the Frosted Christmas Tree die. I made a few cards using this die, and I have to admit that I'm quite smitten with it! You can make an indoor or outdoor tree with this die, so you have plenty of options.
by Deborah Nolan for Memory Box
Card featuring Memory Box Frosted Christmas Tree die and 6x6 Yuletide Patterned Paper. 

Memory Box cardstock and 6x6 Yuletide patterned paper; Frosted Christmas Tree die; Mark Richards metal studs and Studio Calico wooden stars; Krylon silver leaf pen; Silver Stickles

  1. Make card base and adhere  patterned paper; trim to fit.
  2. Cut white panel of cardstock and die cut tree from its center; adhere to card.
  3. Color stars with Krylon silver pen and coat with Stickles; set aside to dry.
  4. Once dry, adhere stars to tree.
  5. Adhere studs to tree.
Thanks for stopping and have a blessed day!

Sharon Morrison has a blog, Clockwork Hare, and it's wonderful! I hope you'll click on this link to check it out. She's the great 'cook' with the terrific 'recipes' for mixed media work that was on yesterday's blog posting. . .

Off to a quiet spot to continue reading The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett. I am enjoying learning aspects about World War I that I had never known or even thought about. I'm hoping a good part of tomorrow will be spent in the studio so I can start catching up with some projects that are severely late.

Sleep well everyone!

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