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Friday, March 9, 2012

Pastel Techniques: Magic Pastels

The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is an absolute necessity for this technique. Use it for perfect placement of any image every time!
Place the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig on your work surface and snug the clear plastic sheet into the corner of the tool.

Ink the image with a dark colour and stamp it on the clear sheet using the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide.
Secure the card stock to your work surface with temporary adhesive.

Position the image on the clear sheet over the card stock.

Snug the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to the corner of the clear sheet.
Remove the clear sheet and stamp the image using the corner of the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig as a guide.

For this technique use a light ink colour. I used Crumb Cake.
Use foam eyeshadow applicators to apply pastels to the image. Blend the colours and don't worry if you get some of the chalk outside the lines.

I used Early Espresso, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron and More Mustard.
Now line up the image on the clear plastic sheet with the chalked image on the card stock.

Snug the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to the corner of the clear sheet. Remove the clear sheet and stamp the image with dark ink. I used Early Espresso.

Use a cotton ball and the eraser from the Stampin' Pastels kit to clean up the chalk around the image.

Supplies
Stamps
-Nature Walk 121925
-Sincere Salutations 115068
Ink
-Crumb Cake ink pad 121030
-Early Espresso ink pad 119670
Paper
-Crumb Cake card stock 120953
-So Saffron card stock 105118
-Confetti Cream card stock 102835
-Early Espresso DSP/Neutrals Collection 117157
Tools
-Stamp-A-Ma-Jig 101049
-Piercing tool 116631
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Stampin' Pastels 120962
-Metallic Brads 119741

2 comments:

Deb said...

Hadn't heard of this technique before. Anxious to give it a try. Really nice card.

ranjan said...

A very well-written post. I read and liked the post and have also bookmarked you. All the best for future endeavors
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